Historical Events For May - 08
Saturday, 29 April 2017
1876 On this day in history truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies
1877 The first Westminster Dog Show held on May - 08.
1877 1st Westminster Dog Show held on May - 08.
1878 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines on May - 08.
1879 George Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on this day in history.
1879 On this day in history 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 On May - 08 philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat
1884 Harry S Truman, later to become the 33rd president of the United States, is born near Lamar, MO on this day in history.
1884 The birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President on this day in history.
1884 Harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953) on May - 08.
1885 Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-meter jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, England on this day in history.
1885 Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl on May - 08.
1885 On this day in history pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65
1886 Atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine) on May - 08.
1886 On May - 08 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 Jef van Hoof, composer on May - 08.
1887 On May - 08 alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar
1891 On May - 08 chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
1891 Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies on May - 08.
1892 On May - 08 ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show)
1893 On this day in history francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)
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 this day in history yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire
1897 On May - 08 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 The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens on May - 08.
1899 On May - 08 jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
1900 250 grave robbers shot to death on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die