Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Monday, 31 August 2015
1901 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on May - 08.
1902 On this day in history mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 On May - 08 the volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people
1902 On this day in history mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 On May - 08 andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
1903 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on May - 08.
1903 Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on May - 08.
1904 On this day in history john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator
1904 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on this day in history.
1905 On May - 08 inglis Gundry, composer
1906 Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs on this day in history.
1906 David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on May - 08.
1907 On May - 08 tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1907 On this day in history boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0
1908 Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny) on May - 08.
1909 On this day in history albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
1909 Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on this day in history.
1910 On this day in history mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
1911 On this day in history iceland gives the vote to women
1911 Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on May - 08.
1911 On May - 08 robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)
1912 On this day in history george Woodcock, author
1913 On May - 08 sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)
1914 Paramount Pictures is formed on May - 08.
1914 On this day in history lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)
1915 On May - 08 australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia
1915 Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia on May - 08.
1915 On May - 08 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
1915 On this day in history john Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)
1915 On this day in history henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82
1916 German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes on May - 08.
1916 On May - 08 gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 Appingedam soccer team forms on this day in history.
1919 On May - 08 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane