Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Sunday, 02 August 2015
1901 On May - 08 in their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4
1902 On this day in history mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 On May - 08 the volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people
1902 Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on this day in history.
1902 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on this day in history.
1903 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on May - 08.
1903 On this day in history eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies
1904 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1907 On May - 08 boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0
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 Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on May - 08.
1910 On this day in history mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
1911 On this day in history iceland gives the vote to women
1911 On May - 08 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 May - 08 george Woodcock, author
1913 Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on this day in history.
1914 Paramount Pictures is formed on this day in history.
1914 On May - 08 lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)
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 May - 08.
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 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 this day in history.
1916 On May - 08 gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 On May - 08 appingedam soccer team forms
1919 On this day in history 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane