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.