Historical Events For May - 08
Friday, 26 May 2017
1901 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on this day in history.
1902 Mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on May - 08.
1902 On this day in history the volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people
1902 On May - 08 mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 On May - 08 andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
1903 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on this day in history.
1903 Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on this day in history.
1904 On this day in history john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator
1904 On May - 08 eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies
1905 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
1907 On May - 08 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 this day in history arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)
1909 On this day in history albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
1909 On May - 08 friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies
1910 On May - 08 mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
1911 Iceland gives the vote to women on this day in history.
1911 On May - 08 navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation
1911 Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer) on May - 08.
1912 On May - 08 george Woodcock, author
1913 On May - 08 sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)
1914 Paramount Pictures is formed on May - 08.
1914 Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on May - 08.
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 On this day in history 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
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 On this day in history german munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes
1916 Gordon Scarrott, engineer on this day in history.
1919 Appingedam soccer team forms on this day in history.
1919 On this day in history 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane