Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Friday, 19 September 2014
1876 On May - 08 truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies
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 George Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on May - 08.
1879 On this day in history george Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile
1881 Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch on this day in history.
1882 On May - 08 david Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC
1882 On May - 08 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 The birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President on May - 08.
1884 On May - 08 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 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 On this day in history jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
1886 Jef van Hoof, composer on this day in history.
1887 On May - 08 alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar
1891 On May - 08 chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
1891 Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies on May - 08.
1892 Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show) on May - 08.
1893 Francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913) on this day in history.
1894 Klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79 on May - 08.
1895 On this day in history china cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
1895 Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore) on May - 08.
1896 On May - 08 yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire
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 May - 08.
1899 Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter on May - 08.
1900 250 grave robbers shot to death on May - 08.
1900 Galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die on May - 08.