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 This day in History - May 2
386 Historic Events for May 2
1736

Albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71

Death
1740

Elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found Amer Biblical Society

Birth
1749

Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"

Event
1750

Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di CaffŠ," premieres in Mantua

Event
1752

Ludwig August Lebrun, composer

Birth
1754

Vicente Martin y Soler, composer

Birth
1768

Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist

Birth
1772

Novalis, writer

Birth
1776

France and Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels

Event
1779

John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)

Birth
1780

William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris

Event
1799

Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58

Death
1808

Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid

Event
1810

Leo XIII, 257th Roman Catholic pope (1878-1903)

Birth
1810

Hans Christian Lumbye, composer

Birth
1817

Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer

Birth
1818

Herman W Daendels, governor-gen of Guinea (1815-18), dies at 55

Death
1821

Abram Sanders Piatt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1908

Birth
1824

Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)

Event
1833

Czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs

Event
1837

Henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order)

Birth
1843

Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer

Birth
1844

Elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents

Birth
1845

Domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilizaci¢n y Barbarie"

Event
1845

August Pauly, German writer (Real Encyclopedia), dies at 48

Death