Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Thursday, 26 May 2016
1901 On this day in history in their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4
1902 On May - 08 mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 On this day in history the volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people
1902 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1903 On this day in history 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 Inglis Gundry, composer on May - 08.
1906 On May - 08 phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
1906 On May - 08 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 Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0 on this day in history.
1908 Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny) on May - 08.
1909 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
1911 On this day in history iceland gives the vote to women
1911 Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on this day in history.
1911 On May - 08 robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)
1912 George Woodcock, author on this day in history.
1913 Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on this day in history.
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 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 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 May - 08 henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82
1916 On May - 08 german munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes
1916 Gordon Scarrott, engineer on May - 08.
1919 On this day in history appingedam soccer team forms
1919 On May - 08 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane