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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 20 October 2014

1901  In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000  

1902  The volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people on May - 08.  

1902  Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on May - 08.  

1902  On May - 08 andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist  

1903  On this day in history fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)  

1903  Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on this day in history.  

1904  On May - 08 john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator  

1904  Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on May - 08.  

1905  On May - 08 inglis Gundry, composer  

1906  On May - 08 phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs  

1906  David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on May - 08.  

1907  Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 08.  

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  Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6) on May - 08.  

1909  On this day in history friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies  

1910  On this day in history mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)  

1911  Iceland gives the vote to women on May - 08.  

1911  Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on May - 08.  

1911  Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer) on May - 08.  

1912  George Woodcock, author on this day in history.  

1913  On May - 08 sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)  

1914  On May - 08 paramount Pictures is formed.  

1914  Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on May - 08.  

1915  On May - 08 australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia  

1915  On May - 08 ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia  

1915  On May - 08 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4  

1915  John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon) on May - 08.  

1915  On this day in history henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82  

1916  On this day in history german munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes  

1916  On May - 08 gordon Scarrott, engineer  

1919  Appingedam soccer team forms on this day in history.  

1919  On this day in history 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

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  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

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

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