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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 29 January 2015

1901  In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on May - 08.  

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  Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on May - 08.  

1902  Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on May - 08.  

1903  On May - 08 fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)  

1903  Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on May - 08.  

1904  On May - 08 john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator  

1904  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 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 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 May - 08.  

1910  On this day in history mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)  

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 May - 08.  

1911  Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer) on May - 08.  

1912  George Woodcock, author on this day in history.  

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

1914  On this day in history paramount Pictures is formed.  

1914  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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  

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

1527  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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 May - 08.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.