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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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1901  On this day in history in their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4  

1902  On this day in history 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  On this day in history mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000  

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  Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on May - 08.  

1905  On May - 08 inglis Gundry, composer  

1906  Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs on this day in history.  

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  Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0 on May - 08.  

1908  On this day in history 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  Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on this day in history.  

1910  Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on May - 08.  

1911  Iceland gives the vote to women on this day in history.  

1911  Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on May - 08.  

1911  Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer) on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08 ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia  

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 this day in history 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  On May - 08 gordon Scarrott, engineer  

1919  Appingedam soccer team forms on this day in history.  

1919  1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies