Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Friday, 21 November 2014
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 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
1907 On this day in history 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 May - 08 albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
1909 On May - 08 friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies
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 On this day in history 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 On May - 08 george Woodcock, author
1913 Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on this day in history.
1914 Paramount Pictures is formed on this day in history.
1914 On this day in history lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)
1915 Australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia on May - 08.
1915 On May - 08 ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia
1915 On this day in history 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
1915 John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon) on this day in history.
1915 Henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82 on May - 08.
1916 German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes on May - 08.
1916 On this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 On this day in history appingedam soccer team forms
1919 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on this day in history.