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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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

1902  Mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history 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  Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on this day in history.  

1903  Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies  

1904  John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator on this day in history.  

1904  Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history inglis Gundry, composer  

1906  On this day in history phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs  

1906  On this day in history david Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)  

1907  Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

1907  Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0 on this day in history.  

1908  Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny) on this day in history.  

1909  Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6) on this day in history.  

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

1910  Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on this day in history.  

1911  Iceland gives the vote to women on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation  

1911  On this day in history robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)  

1912  On this day in history george Woodcock, author  

1913  On this day in history sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)  

1914  Paramount Pictures is formed on this day in history.  

1914  Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1915  41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4 on this day in history.  

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

1916  On this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer  

1919  On this day in history appingedam soccer team forms  

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

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

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  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

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

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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