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1876  Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies on May - 08.  

1877  On May - 08 the first Westminster Dog Show held  

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

1878  On this day in history 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines  

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

1879  George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on this day in history.  

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

1882  On this day in history david Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC  

1882  On this day in history philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl  

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

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

1886  Atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola® on this day in history.  

1886  Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) on this day in history.  

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

1891  On this day in history helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies  

1892  On this day in history ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show)  

1893  Francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913) on May - 08.  

1894  On this day in history klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79  

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  On May - 08 yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire  

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

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  On this day in history jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter  

1900  250 grave robbers shot to death on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

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

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

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

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

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  


Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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


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