Historical Events For May - 08
Thursday, 23 March 2017
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 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines on May - 08.
1879 George Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on May - 08.
1879 On May - 08 george Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile
1881 Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch on May - 08.
1882 On May - 08 david Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC
1882 On this day in history philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat
1884 Harry S Truman, later to become the 33rd president of the United States, is born near Lamar, MO on May - 08.
1884 On this day in history the birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President
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 On May - 08 sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl
1885 On this day in history pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65
1886 On May - 08 atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine)
1886 Atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola® on this day in history.
1886 Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) on this day in history.
1886 Jef van Hoof, composer on May - 08.
1887 Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar on May - 08.
1891 On May - 08 chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
1891 On May - 08 helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies
1892 On May - 08 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 On this day in history klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79
1895 On May - 08 china cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
1895 On May - 08 edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
1896 On this day in history yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire
1897 On this day in history 22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51¼
1898 On this day in history the first games of the Italian Football League are played.
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 250 grave robbers shot to death on this day in history.
1900 Galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die on this day in history.