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