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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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1876  Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies on this day in history.  

1877  The first Westminster Dog Show held on May - 08.  

1877  On May - 08 1st Westminster Dog Show held  

1878  On this day in history 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines  

1879  On May - 08 george Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile  

1879  On May - 08 george Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile  

1881  On May - 08 henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch  

1882  On May - 08 david Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC  

1882  Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat on May - 08.  

1884  Harry S Truman, later to become the 33rd president of the United States, is born near Lamar, MO on May - 08.  

1884  On May - 08 the birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President  

1884  On this day in history harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953)  

1885  On May - 08 sarah Ann Henley survives 76-meter jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, England  

1885  On this day in history sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl  

1885  Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1886  Atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine) on this day in history.  

1886  On this day in history atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola®  

1886  Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) on May - 08.  

1886  On May - 08 jef van Hoof, composer  

1887  On May - 08 alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar  

1891  Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+ on May - 08.  

1891  On May - 08 helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies  

1892  On May - 08 ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show)  

1893  Francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913) on this day in history.  

1894  On May - 08 klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79  

1895  On May - 08 china cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki  

1895  On this day in history edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)  

1896  On May - 08 yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire  

1897  On this day in history 22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51¼  

1898  On May - 08 the first games of the Italian Football League are played.  

1899  On this day in history the Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.  

1899  Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter on May - 08.  

1900  On this day in history 250 grave robbers shot to death  

1900  Galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die on this day in history.  

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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  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

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

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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