Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 30 May 2015
1901 On May - 08 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 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on May - 08.
1903 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies
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 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 May - 08.
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 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 this day in history.
1911 Iceland gives the vote to women on this day in history.
1911 On this day in history navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation
1911 On this day in history robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)
1912 On May - 08 george Woodcock, author
1913 On this day in history sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)
1914 Paramount Pictures is formed on this day in history.
1914 Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on this day in history.
1915 Australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia
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 May - 08 henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82
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 May - 08.