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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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1901  On May - 08 in their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history 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  David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on May - 08.  

1907  On this day in history tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title  

1907  On May - 08 boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0  

1908  Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny) on this day in history.  

1909  Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6) on this day in history.  

1909  Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on May - 08.  

1910  On this day in history mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)  

1911  On this day in history iceland gives the vote to women  

1911  On May - 08 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  Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on this day in history.  

1914  Paramount Pictures is formed on this day in history.  

1914  On May - 08 lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)  

1915  On this day in history australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia  

1915  Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1916  On May - 08 gordon Scarrott, engineer  

1919  On May - 08 appingedam soccer team forms  

1919  On this day in history 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane  

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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  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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