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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 24 October 2014

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

1877  On May - 08 the first Westminster Dog Show held  

1877  1st Westminster Dog Show held on this day in history.  

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 this day in history george Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile  

1881  On this day in history henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch  

1882  David Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC on May - 08.  

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

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

1884  On May - 08 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 May - 08 sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl  

1885  On this day in history 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  Atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola® on May - 08.  

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  Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar on May - 08.  

1891  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore) on May - 08.  

1896  On this day in history yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire  

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

1898  The first games of the Italian Football League are played on this day in history.  

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  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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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 this day in history.  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies