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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 27 June 2016

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

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

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

1878  On May - 08 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 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  Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history harry S Truman, later to become the 33rd president of the United States, is born near Lamar, MO  

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1884  The birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President on May - 08.  

1884  Harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953) on May - 08.  

1885  On this day in history sarah Ann Henley survives 76-meter jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, England  

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

1885  Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65 on May - 08.  

1886  Atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine) on May - 08.  

1886  Atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola® on May - 08.  

1886  Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) on May - 08.  

1886  Jef van Hoof, composer on May - 08.  

1887  Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar on this day in history.  

1891  Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+ on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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  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  Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter on May - 08.  

1900  On this day in history 250 grave robbers shot to death  

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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On May - 08 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 May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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