Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Thursday, 29 January 2015
1901 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on May - 08.
1902 Mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on this day in history.
1902 On this day in history 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 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on May - 08.
1903 On May - 08 fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
1903 Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 inglis Gundry, composer
1906 Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs on this day in history.
1906 On this day in history david Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)
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 Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny) on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
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 Iceland gives the vote to women on this day in history.
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 this day in history paramount Pictures is formed.
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 this day in history.
1915 On May - 08 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
1915 On May - 08 john Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)
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 Gordon Scarrott, engineer on this day in history.
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