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
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