Historical Events For May - 08
Friday, 24 February 2017
1901 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on May - 08.
1902 Mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1903 On May - 08 eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies
1904 On May - 08 john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator
1904 On this day in history eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies
1905 On May - 08 inglis Gundry, composer
1906 On this day in history phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
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 May - 08.
1908 On May - 08 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 Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on this day in history.
1910 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on this day in history.
1911 Iceland gives the vote to women on May - 08.
1911 Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on May - 08.
1911 Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer) on this day in history.
1912 George Woodcock, author on May - 08.
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 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 On this day in history ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia
1915 On May - 08 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
1915 John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon) on May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1916 On May - 08 gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 On May - 08 appingedam soccer team forms
1919 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on May - 08.