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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1823

"Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)

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1824

William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)

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1828

Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)

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1829

Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47

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1829

Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist

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1833

Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903

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1834

Prussia, Austria and Russia sign classified accord about Belgium

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1834

Charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle

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1836

Bryan Morel Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905

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1839

Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer

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1840

Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process

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1842

Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist

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1842

Versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die

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1844

Charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies

Death
1844

Hermann Gradener, composer

Birth
1846

Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)

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1846

1st major battle of M‚xican War fought at Palo Alto Texas

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1846

Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59

Death
1847

Robert Thompson patents rubber tire

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1853

Charles Lee Williams, composer

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1853

Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch lt col-gen of Jesuits, dies at 67

Death
1857

Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein

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1858

John Brown holds antislavery convention

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1858

John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)

Birth
1861

Richmond Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy

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