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Historical Events For May - 08

Friday, 20 October 2017

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

1877  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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1884  On this day in history 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  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  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  Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) on this day in history.  

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 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 May - 08.  

1894  Klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79 on May - 08.  

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

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  The first games of the Italian Football League are played on May - 08.  

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.  

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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 May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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

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

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

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

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