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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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1876  On May - 08 truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies  

1877  On May - 08 the first Westminster Dog Show held  

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  George Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on May - 08.  

1879  George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on May - 08.  

1881  On this day in history henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch  

1882  David Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 the birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President  

1884  On this day in history harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953)  

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  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 May - 08.  

1886  On May - 08 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 this day in history jef van Hoof, composer  

1887  On this day in history alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar  

1891  Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+ on May - 08.  

1891  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1899  The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens on this day in history.  

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

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

1492  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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

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  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.