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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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

1877  On May - 08 the first Westminster Dog Show held  

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

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

1881  Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch on May - 08.  

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

1882  Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat on May - 08.  

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  Harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953) on this day in history.  

1885  On May - 08 sarah Ann Henley survives 76-meter jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, England  

1885  On May - 08 sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl  

1885  Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65 on May - 08.  

1886  Atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine) on this day in history.  

1886  On this day in history atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola®  

1886  On May - 08 jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)  

1886  On May - 08 jef van Hoof, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08 klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79  

1895  On May - 08 china cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki  

1895  On May - 08 edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)  

1896  Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire on May - 08.  

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  On this day in history the Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.  

1899  Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter on this day in history.  

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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

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  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.