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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 20 April 2014

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

1902  Mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history 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  Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on this day in history.  

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

1903  On this day in history eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies  

1904  John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies  

1905  On this day in history inglis Gundry, composer  

1906  On this day in history phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs  

1906  On this day in history david Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)  

1907  Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0  

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  Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on this day in history.  

1910  Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on this day in history.  

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  Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer) on this day in history.  

1912  George Woodcock, author on this day in history.  

1913  Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history paramount Pictures is formed.  

1914  On this day in history 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  Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia on this day in history.  

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

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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.  

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 this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies