Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Wednesday, 04 May 2016
1901 On May - 08 in their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4
1902 On May - 08 mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 On May - 08 the volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people
1902 On this day in history mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 On this day in history andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
1903 On May - 08 fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
1903 Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 May - 08 tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
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 this day in history.
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 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1911 On May - 08 robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)
1912 On this day in history george Woodcock, author
1913 Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on May - 08.
1914 On May - 08 paramount Pictures is formed.
1914 On May - 08 lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)
1915 Australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia on May - 08.
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 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 German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes on this day in history.
1916 Gordon Scarrott, engineer on this day in history.
1919 On May - 08 appingedam soccer team forms
1919 On May - 08 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane