Historical Events In May - 08
Monday, 23 April 2018
1876 On May - 08 truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies
1877 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1882 David Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC on May - 08.
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 The birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President on this day in history.
1884 On this day in history harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953)
1885 On this day in history 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 On this day in history pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65
1886 Atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine) on May - 08.
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 this day in history jef van Hoof, composer
1887 Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar on this day in history.
1891 Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+ on May - 08.
1891 On this day in history helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies
1892 Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show) on this day in history.
1893 On May - 08 francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)
1894 On May - 08 klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79
1895 China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki on May - 08.
1895 On May - 08 edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
1896 On this day in history yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire
1897 On May - 08 22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51Â¼
1898 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 250 grave robbers shot to death
1900 Galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die on May - 08.