Historical Events For May - 08
Thursday, 19 January 2017
1901 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1902 On May - 08 mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1905 On this day in history inglis Gundry, composer
1906 Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs on May - 08.
1906 David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 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 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 May - 08.
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 May - 08 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 this day in history.
1915 On May - 08 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 May - 08.
1915 On May - 08 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
1915 John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon) on May - 08.
1915 On this day in history 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 On May - 08 gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 Appingedam soccer team forms on May - 08.
1919 On May - 08 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane