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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 02 May 2016

1834  Charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history bryan Morel Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905  

1839  Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer on May - 08.  

1840  On this day in history alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

1842  On this day in history versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die  

1842  Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist on this day in history.  

1844  On this day in history hermann Gradener, composer  

1844  Charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies on this day in history.  

1846  American General Zachary Taylor's forces win the first major battle of the Mexican War at Palo Alto, TX on May - 08.  

1846  The first major battle of Méxican War fought at Palo Alto TX on May - 08.  

1846  On this day in history 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas  

1846  On May - 08 oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)  

1846  Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59 on May - 08.  

1847  On this day in history robert Thompson patents rubber tire  

1853  Charles Lee Williams, composer on May - 08.  

1853  On May - 08 joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch lt col-gen of Jesuits, dies at 67  

1857  Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein on this day in history.  

1858  On this day in history john Brown holds antislavery convention  

1858  On May - 08 john Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)  

1861  Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy on May - 08.  

1862  Valley Campaign Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell VA on this day in history.  

1862  Valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va on this day in history.  

1863  On May - 08 confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia  

1863  On May - 08 confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia  

1864  On May - 08 actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff)  

1864  Atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton on May - 08.  

1864  On this day in history battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill)  

1864  On May - 08 actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)  

1864  On this day in history james Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56  

1864  Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton on May - 08.  

1866  On this day in history australian Rules Football is created and I still do not understand the game, sorry all you Aussie's  

1871  On May - 08 english-US treaty ends Alabama dispute  

1873  Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official) on May - 08.  

1873  John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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