Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Monday, 26 September 2016
1901 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
1902 On May - 08 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 May - 08.
1903 Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on this day in history.
1904 John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator on May - 08.
1904 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on May - 08.
1905 Inglis Gundry, composer on May - 08.
1906 On May - 08 phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
1906 David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on this day in history.
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 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies
1910 On May - 08 mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
1911 On this day in history iceland gives the vote to women
1911 On this day in history navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation
1911 On this day in history robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)
1912 On this day in history george Woodcock, author
1913 Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on May - 08.
1914 On May - 08 paramount Pictures is formed.
1914 Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia
1915 On this day in history ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia
1915 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4 on this day in history.
1915 John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 On May - 08 appingedam soccer team forms
1919 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on this day in history.