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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 29 May 2015

1876  Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies on May - 08.  

1877  On May - 08 the first Westminster Dog Show held  

1877  On May - 08 1st Westminster Dog Show held  

1878  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 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 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  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 May - 08.  

1885  Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1886  On this day in history atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola®  

1886  On May - 08 jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)  

1886  On May - 08 jef van Hoof, composer  

1887  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1892  Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show) on May - 08.  

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

1895  On May - 08 edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)  

1896  On May - 08 yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire  

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

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

1899  On this day in history the Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.  

1899  On May - 08 jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter  

1900  On May - 08 250 grave robbers shot to death  

1900  Galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die on May - 08.  

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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  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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 May - 08 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  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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

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

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