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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

1876  On this day in history truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies  

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

1877  On this day in history 1st Westminster Dog Show held  

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  George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on this day in history.  

1881  Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch on this day in history.  

1882  On this day in history david Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC  

1882  On this day in history philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat  

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

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  Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-meter jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, England on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1886  On May - 08 atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine)  

1886  Atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola® on this day in history.  

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

1886  Jef van Hoof, composer on this day in history.  

1887  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)  

1894  On this day in history klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79  

1895  China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki on this day in history.  

1895  Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore) on this day in history.  

1896  Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 the Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.  

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

1900  250 grave robbers shot to death on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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