Historical Events For May - 08
Saturday, 17 February 2018
1876 On this day in history truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies
1877 The first Westminster Dog Show held on this day in history.
1877 On May - 08 1st Westminster Dog Show held
1878 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines on May - 08.
1879 On this day in history george Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile
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 this day in history david Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC
1882 Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat on this day in history.
1884 Harry S Truman, later to become the 33rd president of the United States, is born near Lamar, MO on this day in history.
1884 On this day in history the birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President
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 Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65 on May - 08.
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 May - 08.
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 Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+ on May - 08.
1891 Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies on this day in history.
1892 Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show) on May - 08.
1893 On this day in history francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)
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 May - 08.
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 May - 08 the first games of the Italian Football League are played.
1899 The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens on this day in history.
1899 On May - 08 jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
1900 250 grave robbers shot to death on May - 08.
1900 Galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die on this day in history.