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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 29 August 2015

1876  On May - 08 truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies  

1877  On May - 08 the first Westminster Dog Show held  

1877  1st Westminster Dog Show held on May - 08.  

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

1882  On May - 08 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  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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1885  On May - 08 pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65  

1886  Atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine) on this day in history.  

1886  On May - 08 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  Jef van Hoof, composer on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies  

1892  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1896  Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire on May - 08.  

1897  22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51¼ on May - 08.  

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

1899  The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.  

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