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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

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

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  George Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history george Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile  

1881  On this day in history henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch  

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

1882  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 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  On this day in history 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  Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar on this day in history.  

1891  Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+ on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1895  On this day in history china cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki  

1895  Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore) on this day in history.  

1896  Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history 22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51¼  

1898  The first games of the Italian Football League are played on this day in history.  

1899  The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens on this day in history.  

1899  Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history 250 grave robbers shot to death  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies