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
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