Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 25 October 2014
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 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 this day in history.
1903 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on May - 08.
1903 Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on May - 08.
1904 John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator on this day in history.
1904 On May - 08 eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies
1905 Inglis Gundry, composer on this day in history.
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 Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 08.
1907 Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0 on this day in history.
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 Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on May - 08.
1910 On May - 08 mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
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 this day in history.
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 Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on this day in history.
1914 Paramount Pictures is formed on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1915 Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia on May - 08.
1915 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4 on May - 08.
1915 John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon) on May - 08.
1915 Henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1916 On May - 08 german munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes
1916 On this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 Appingedam soccer team forms on May - 08.
1919 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on this day in history.