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Historical Events For May - 08

Saturday, 29 April 2017

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

1877  The first Westminster Dog Show held on May - 08.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history george Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile  

1881  On May - 08 henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch  

1882  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  


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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1886  Jef van Hoof, composer on May - 08.  

1887  On May - 08 alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar  

1891  On May - 08 chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+  

1891  Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies on May - 08.  

1892  On May - 08 ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show)  

1893  On this day in history francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)  

1894  On May - 08 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  On this day in history edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)  

1896  On this day in history yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire  

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

1898  On May - 08 the first games of the Italian Football League are played.  

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

1899  On May - 08 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 May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On May - 08 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  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

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

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


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