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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 30 May 2015

1901  On May - 08 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  Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on May - 08.  

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 May - 08 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  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 May - 08.  

1907  On May - 08 boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0  

1908  On this day in history arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)  

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  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 this day in history 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  On this day in history sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)  

1914  Paramount Pictures is formed on this day in history.  

1914  Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 May - 08 henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82  

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 May - 08.  

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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  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

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  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies