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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 30 March 2017

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

1902  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000  

1902  On May - 08 andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist  

1903  Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on this day in history.  

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  Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on this day in history.  

1905  Inglis Gundry, composer on this day in history.  

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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  On May - 08 tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title  

1907  On this day in history 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  Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on May - 08.  

1910  On May - 08 mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)  

1911  On this day in history iceland gives the vote to women  

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  Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on this day in history.  

1914  Paramount Pictures is formed on May - 08.  

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

1915  On this day in history australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia  

1915  On May - 08 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  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 this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer  

1919  On this day in history appingedam soccer team forms  

1919  1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

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

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 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  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.  

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