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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 19 September 2014

1876  On May - 08 truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies  

1877  The first Westminster Dog Show held on May - 08.  

1877  On this day in history 1st Westminster Dog Show held  

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

1881  Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch on this day in history.  

1882  On May - 08 david Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC  

1882  On May - 08 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  The birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President on May - 08.  

1884  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl  

1885  On this day in history pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65  

1886  On May - 08 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  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 May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1894  Klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79 on May - 08.  

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

1895  Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore) on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies