Historical Events In May - 08
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
1901 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on May - 08.
1902 On this day in history 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 Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on this day in history.
1902 On May - 08 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 John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator on May - 08.
1904 On this day in history eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies
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 On this day in history 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 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 Iceland gives the vote to women on May - 08.
1911 Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on May - 08.
1911 Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer) on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)
1915 On this day in history australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia
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 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 May - 08 german munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes
1916 On May - 08 gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 On this day in history appingedam soccer team forms
1919 On May - 08 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane