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Historical Events For May - 08

Sunday, 23 July 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 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  John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator on this day in history.  

1904  Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on May - 08.  

1905  On this day in history inglis Gundry, composer  

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

1908  On this day in history arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)  

1909  On May - 08 albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)  

1909  Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on May - 08.  

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

1911  On May - 08 iceland gives the vote to women  

1911  Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on May - 08.  

1911  On this day in history robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)  

1912  George Woodcock, author on this day in history.  

1913  On May - 08 sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)  

1914  Paramount Pictures is formed on this day in history.  

1914  Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on May - 08.  

1915  Australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia on this day in history.  

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  Henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1916  On May - 08 german munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes  

1916  On this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer  

1919  On May - 08 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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

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

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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