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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
535

John II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
535

John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies

Death
615

St Boniface IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
685

St Benedict II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
685

Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies

Death
1078

Cindy Parlow, Memphis Tenn, soccer forward (Olympics-96)

Birth
1319

Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies

Death
1360

Treaty of Br‚tigny signed by English and French

Event
1429

French troops under Joan of Arc rescues Orl‚ans

Event
1450

Jack Cade's Rebellion-Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI

Event
1492

Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer

Birth
1521

Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint

Birth
1521

Parliament of Worms installs edict against Marten Luther

Event
1527

Johann Walter, composer

Birth
1541

Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River

Event
1577

Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies

Death
1592

Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus and Parthenia, Emblems)

Birth
1624

Hung king Bethlen G bor and emperor Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Vienna

Event
1629

Niels Juel, Danish admiral (Oland, Moen, Kj”gebocht)

Birth
1639

William Coddington founds Newport RI

Event
1641

Nicolaas Witsen, etcher/mayor (Amsterdam)

Birth
1660

English parliament asks King Charles II to resigns

Event
1668

Alain R Lesage, French author (Turcaret ou le Financier)

Birth
1673

Johann Valentin Eckelt, composer

Birth
1684

Henri Dumont, composer, dies

Death