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Historical Events For May - 08

Friday, 26 May 2017

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

1902  Mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on May - 08.  

1902  On this day in history the volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people  

1902  On May - 08 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  Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator  

1904  On May - 08 eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies  

1905  On May - 08 inglis Gundry, composer  

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1906  Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs on May - 08.  

1906  David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on this day in history.  

1907  On May - 08 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 this day in history arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)  

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  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  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 May - 08.  

1912  On May - 08 george Woodcock, author  

1913  On May - 08 sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)  

1914  Paramount Pictures is formed on May - 08.  

1914  Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on May - 08.  

1915  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  Gordon Scarrott, engineer on this day in history.  

1919  Appingedam soccer team forms on this day in history.  

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

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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 this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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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  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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 this day in history.  

1319  On this day in history 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  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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