Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Sunday, 19 April 2015
1901 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1902 Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on this day in history.
1902 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on May - 08.
1903 On May - 08 fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
1903 On this day in history eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies
1904 On May - 08 john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator
1904 On this day in history eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies
1905 Inglis Gundry, composer on May - 08.
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 this day in history tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1907 On May - 08 boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0
1908 Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny) on this day in history.
1909 Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6) on May - 08.
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 Iceland gives the vote to women on this day in history.
1911 On May - 08 navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation
1911 Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer) on this day in history.
1912 On this day in history george Woodcock, author
1913 On May - 08 sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)
1914 On May - 08 paramount Pictures is formed.
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 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 On this day in history john Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)
1915 On May - 08 henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82
1916 On this day in history 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