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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 26 September 2016

1901  On May - 08 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 May - 08 the volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people  

1902  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1904  John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator on May - 08.  

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

1905  Inglis Gundry, composer on May - 08.  

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

1906  David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on this day in history.  

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

1907  On May - 08 boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0  

1908  On May - 08 arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)  

1909  On May - 08 albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)  

1909  On May - 08 friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies  

1910  On May - 08 mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)  

1911  On this day in history iceland gives the vote to women  

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  Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on May - 08.  

1914  On May - 08 paramount Pictures is formed.  

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  On this day in history ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia  

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

1915  John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer  

1919  On May - 08 appingedam soccer team forms  

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

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

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  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On May - 08 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  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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