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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

1876  Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies on this day in history.  

1877  On May - 08 the first Westminster Dog Show held  

1877  1st Westminster Dog Show held on this day in history.  

1878  1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines on May - 08.  

1879  On May - 08 george Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile  

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

1881  On May - 08 henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch  

1882  David Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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  The birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1885  Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl on this day in history.  

1885  Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 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  Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies on May - 08.  

1892  Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire  

1897  On May - 08 22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51¼  

1898  On May - 08 the first games of the Italian Football League are played.  

1899  On May - 08 the Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.  

1899  Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter on May - 08.  

1900  250 grave robbers shot to death on May - 08.  

1900  On May - 08 galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies