Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
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 May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1902 On May - 08 andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
1903 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on this day in history.
1903 On May - 08 eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies
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 Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs on May - 08.
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 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 May - 08.
1909 On this day in history 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 May - 08 iceland gives the vote to women
1911 Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on May - 08.
1911 On this day in history robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)
1912 George Woodcock, author on this day in history.
1913 Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on May - 08.
1914 Paramount Pictures is formed on this day in history.
1914 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
1915 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4 on this day in history.
1915 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 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 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on this day in history.