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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 19 January 2017

1901  In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1902  On May - 08 mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000  Click To Search About This In Google

1902  The volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1902  On May - 08 mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000  Click To Search About This In Google

1902  Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1903  Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1903  Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1904  On May - 08 john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator  Click To Search About This In Google

1904  Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1905  On this day in history inglis Gundry, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

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1906  Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1906  David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1907  Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1907  On May - 08 boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0  Click To Search About This In Google

1908  On May - 08 arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)  Click To Search About This In Google

1909  Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6) on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1909  On May - 08 friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1910  Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1911  Iceland gives the vote to women on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1911  Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1911  On May - 08 robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)  Click To Search About This In Google

1912  On May - 08 george Woodcock, author  Click To Search About This In Google

1913  On May - 08 sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)  Click To Search About This In Google

1914  On May - 08 paramount Pictures is formed.  Click To Search About This In Google

1914  Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  On May - 08 australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  On May - 08 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon) on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  On this day in history henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82  Click To Search About This In Google

1916  On this day in history german munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes  Click To Search About This In Google

1916  On May - 08 gordon Scarrott, engineer  Click To Search About This In Google

1919  Appingedam soccer team forms on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1919  On May - 08 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane  Click To Search About This In Google

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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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  Click To Search About This In Google

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  Click To Search About This In Google

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

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