Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 28 February 2015
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 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines on May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1882 Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat on May - 08.
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 Harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953) on this day in history.
1885 Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-meter jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, England on May - 08.
1885 On May - 08 sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl
1885 On May - 08 pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65
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 Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) on May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1891 Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies on this day in history.
1892 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
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 Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore) on this day in history.
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 The first games of the Italian Football League are played on this day in history.
1899 The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens on May - 08.
1899 On this day in history jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
1900 On May - 08 250 grave robbers shot to death
1900 Galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die on this day in history.