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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 08 December 2016

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 May - 08.  

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 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  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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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 May - 08.  

1907  On May - 08 boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0  

1908  Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny) on May - 08.  

1909  On this day in history albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)  

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  Iceland gives the vote to women on May - 08.  

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  Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on May - 08.  

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

1915  On May - 08 ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia  

1915  On May - 08 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  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 this day in history 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 May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

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

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 May - 08.  

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

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 May - 08.  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

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

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

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

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