Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Thursday, 26 November 2015
1876 Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1879 On May - 08 george Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile
1879 George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on May - 08.
1881 On this day in history henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch
1882 On May - 08 david Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC
1882 On this day in history philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat
1884 On this day in history harry S Truman, later to become the 33rd president of the United States, is born near Lamar, MO
1884 The birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President on May - 08.
1884 Harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953) on this day in history.
1885 Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-meter jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, England on this day in history.
1885 On May - 08 sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl
1885 On May - 08 pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65
1886 On this day in history atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine)
1886 On this day in history atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola®
1886 On this day in history jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
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 this day in history helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies
1892 Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show) on May - 08.
1893 Francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913) on May - 08.
1894 Klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79 on May - 08.
1895 On this day in history china cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
1895 On May - 08 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 On this day in history the Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.
1899 On this day in history jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
1900 On May - 08 250 grave robbers shot to death
1900 Galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die on this day in history.