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.