Historical Events In May - 08
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
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 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 On May - 08 andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
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 this day in history john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator
1904 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on May - 08.
1905 On this day in history inglis Gundry, composer
1906 On this day in history phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
1906 On May - 08 david Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)
1907 On May - 08 tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
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 On May - 08 albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
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 May - 08.
1911 Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on this day in history.
1911 On May - 08 robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)
1912 On May - 08 george Woodcock, author
1913 Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on this day in history.
1914 Paramount Pictures is formed on May - 08.
1914 Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
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 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 Gordon Scarrott, engineer on this day in history.
1919 On this day in history appingedam soccer team forms
1919 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on May - 08.