Historical Events For May - 08
Thursday, 21 September 2017
1901 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on May - 08.
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 May - 08 mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on May - 08.
1903 On this day in history fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
1903 On May - 08 eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies
1904 On this day in history john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator
1904 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on this day in history.
1905 Inglis Gundry, composer on this day in history.
1906 On May - 08 phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
1906 David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)
1909 Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6) on May - 08.
1909 On this day in history friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies
1910 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on May - 08.
1911 On May - 08 iceland gives the vote to women
1911 On May - 08 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 George Woodcock, author on this day in history.
1913 On this day in history sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)
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 On May - 08 australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia
1915 Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history 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 German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 On May - 08 appingedam soccer team forms
1919 On May - 08 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane