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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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

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

1902  On May - 08 the volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people  

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

1902  On May - 08 andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist  

1903  Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on this day in history.  

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  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 May - 08.  

1906  David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1908  Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny) on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 iceland gives the vote to women  

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

1911  On this day in history robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)  

1912  George Woodcock, author on this day in history.  

1913  Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on May - 08.  

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  Australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1915  On May - 08 john Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)  

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 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 People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

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