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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 21 November 2014

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 this day in history.  

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

1902  On May - 08 mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000  

1902  Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on this day in history.  

1903  On May - 08 fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)  

1903  Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 inglis Gundry, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0  

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

1909  On May - 08 albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)  

1909  On May - 08 friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies  

1910  Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on this day in history.  

1911  On May - 08 iceland gives the vote to women  

1911  On this day in history 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 May - 08 george Woodcock, author  

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  Australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia on May - 08.  

1915  On May - 08 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  John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon) on this day in history.  

1915  Henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82 on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

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

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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.