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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1703

Gottlob Harrer, composer

Birth
1721

Michelangiolo dei Conti replaces Pope Clement XI, as Innocent XIII

Event
1725

John Lovewell, US indian fighter, dies in battle

Death
1737

Edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline and Fall of Roman Empire)

Birth
1741

France and Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg

Event
1742

Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer

Birth
1745

Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer

Birth
1750

Elias Mann, composer

Birth
1753

Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of M‚xican independence

Birth
1763

John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman

Birth
1773

Ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies

Death
1778

Johann Gansbacher, composer

Birth
1784

Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)

Event
1785

Pietro Longhi, painter, dies

Death
1786

Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry

Birth
1792

US establishes military draft

Event
1792

British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash

Event
1794

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined

Death
1794

US Post Office established

Event
1803

Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer

Birth
1806

Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer

Birth
1809

Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78

Death
1810

James Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

Birth
1814

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist

Birth
1818

Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78

Death