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Historical Events For May - 08

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1876  On this day in history truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies  

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

1877  1st Westminster Dog Show held on May - 08.  

1878  On this day in history 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines  

1879  George Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history david Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC  

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

1884  On May - 08 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1886  On May - 08 atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invents the flavored syrup for Coca-Cola®  

1886  Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) on this day in history.  

1886  On this day in history jef van Hoof, composer  

1887  Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar on May - 08.  

1891  Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+ on May - 08.  

1891  On May - 08 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 this day in history francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)  

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 May - 08.  

1895  Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore) on this day in history.  

1896  On May - 08 yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire  

1897  On May - 08 22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51¼  

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  On May - 08 jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter  

1900  250 grave robbers shot to death on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history galveston TX, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die  

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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 May - 08.  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

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 May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  


Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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 May - 08.  

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

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


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