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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 19 April 2015

1901  In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on this day in history.  

1902  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1902  Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on May - 08.  

1903  On May - 08 fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)  

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 May - 08.  

1906  Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs on this day in history.  

1906  David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1909  On May - 08 friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies  

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

1911  Iceland gives the vote to women on this day in history.  

1911  On May - 08 navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation  

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 May - 08 paramount Pictures is formed.  

1914  Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on May - 08.  

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

1915  On this day in history ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia  

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  On May - 08 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  Gordon Scarrott, engineer on May - 08.  

1919  On this day in history appingedam soccer team forms  

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  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

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

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies