Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
1876 Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies on this day in history.
1877 The first Westminster Dog Show held on this day in history.
1877 On this day in history 1st Westminster Dog Show held
1878 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines on this day in history.
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 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 Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat on May - 08.
1884 On May - 08 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 Harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953) on May - 08.
1885 On May - 08 sarah Ann Henley survives 76-meter jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, England
1885 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 May - 08.
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 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 this day in history helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies
1892 Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show) on May - 08.
1893 On May - 08 francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)
1894 On May - 08 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 this day in history edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
1896 Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire on this day in history.
1897 22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51¼ on this day in history.
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 this day in history jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
1900 On May - 08 250 grave robbers shot to death
1900 On May - 08 galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die