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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

1877  On this day in history the first Westminster Dog Show held  

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

1878  On this day in history 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines  

1879  On this day in history george Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile  

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

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

1886  On this day in history jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)  

1886  On this day in history jef van Hoof, composer  

1887  On this day in history 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  Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies on this day in history.  

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

1895  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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