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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 03 July 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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1879  George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on this day in history.  

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

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

1882  On May - 08 philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat  

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  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 May - 08.  

1885  Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1886  Atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola® on May - 08.  

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

1886  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1891  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

1894  Klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1895  China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki on May - 08.  

1895  Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore) on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1899  The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens on this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

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

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

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

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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