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.