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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 26 January 2015

1834  On this day in history charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle  

1836  Bryan Morel Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905 on this day in history.  

1839  On this day in history francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer  

1840  Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process on this day in history.  

1842  Versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die on this day in history.  

1842  On May - 08 emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist  

1844  On May - 08 hermann Gradener, composer  

1844  Charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1846  Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor) on this day in history.  

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

1847  Robert Thompson patents rubber tire on this day in history.  

1853  On this day in history charles Lee Williams, composer  

1853  Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch lt col-gen of Jesuits, dies at 67 on May - 08.  

1857  On May - 08 frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein  

1858  On May - 08 john Brown holds antislavery convention  

1858  John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet) on May - 08.  

1861  Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy on this day in history.  

1862  On May - 08 valley Campaign Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell VA  

1862  On this day in history valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va  

1863  Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on May - 08.  

1863  Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on this day in history.  

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

1864  On May - 08 atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton  

1864  On May - 08 battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill)  

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

1864  James Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56 on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton  

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  English-US treaty ends Alabama dispute on this day in history.  

1873  On this day in history henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)  

1873  On this day in history john Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

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 this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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