Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Monday, 03 August 2015
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.