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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1876  Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies on this day in history.  

1877  The first Westminster Dog Show held on this day in history.  

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  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  Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat on this day in history.  

1884  Harry S Truman, later to become the 33rd president of the United States, is born near Lamar, MO on this day in history.  

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  Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-meter jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, England on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history 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 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1896  On this day in history 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  The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens on this day in history.  

1899  On this day in history jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter  

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

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

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

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

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

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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