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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 07 March 2015

1901  In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on May - 08.  

1902  On this day in history mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000  

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

1902  Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000 on this day in history.  

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  John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator on this day in history.  

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

1905  Inglis Gundry, composer on this day in history.  

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  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 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  Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on May - 08.  

1910  Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)  

1912  On this day in history george Woodcock, author  

1913  On this day in history sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)  

1914  On this day in history paramount Pictures is formed.  

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 May - 08.  

1915  41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4 on May - 08.  

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 this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer  

1919  On this day in history appingedam soccer team forms  

1919  1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on May - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

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

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.