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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 27 May 2016

1876  On this day in history truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies  

1877  On this day in history the first Westminster Dog Show held  

1877  1st Westminster Dog Show held on May - 08.  

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

1882  On May - 08 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 May - 08 the birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President  

1884  On this day in history harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953)  

1885  On May - 08 sarah Ann Henley survives 76-meter jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, England  

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 May - 08.  

1886  On May - 08 atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine)  

1886  On May - 08 atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola®  

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 this day in history 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 May - 08.  

1894  Klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1895  China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki on this day in history.  

1895  On this day in history edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)  

1896  On May - 08 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 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  Galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die on this day in history.  

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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 May - 08.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  On May - 08 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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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