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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 21 September 2017

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  The volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people on May - 08.  

1902  On May - 08 mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000  

1902  Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on May - 08.  

1903  On this day in history fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)  

1903  On May - 08 eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies  

1904  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs  

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  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 this day in history friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies  

1910  Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on May - 08.  

1911  On May - 08 iceland gives the vote to women  

1911  On May - 08 navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation  

1911  On May - 08 robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)  

1912  George Woodcock, author on this day in history.  

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 this day in history lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)  

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 this day in history.  

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 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 May - 08 appingedam soccer team forms  

1919  On May - 08 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On May - 08 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  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

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  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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