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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 18 September 2014

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  The volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies  

1905  Inglis Gundry, composer on May - 08.  

1906  On May - 08 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  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  On this day in history arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)  

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

1909  Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on this day in history.  

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

1911  On May - 08 iceland gives the vote to women  

1911  Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on this day in history.  

1911  Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer) on this day in history.  

1912  On this day in history george Woodcock, author  

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

1914  On this day in history paramount Pictures is formed.  

1914  On May - 08 lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)  

1915  Australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia on this day in history.  

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  Henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1916  German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes on this day in history.  

1916  Gordon Scarrott, engineer on this day in history.  

1919  Appingedam soccer team forms on this day in history.  

1919  On May - 08 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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

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

1319  On this day in history 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  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies