Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 20 December 2014
1901 On May - 08 in their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4
1902 On May - 08 mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
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 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on this day in history.
1905 Inglis Gundry, composer on May - 08.
1906 Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs on May - 08.
1906 David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies
1910 On this day in history mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
1911 Iceland gives the vote to women on this day in history.
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 George Woodcock, author on May - 08.
1913 On May - 08 sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)
1914 On this day in history paramount Pictures is formed.
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 this day in history.
1915 Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia on May - 08.
1915 On this day in history 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
1915 On this day in history john Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)
1915 Henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82 on May - 08.
1916 On May - 08 german munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes
1916 On this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 Appingedam soccer team forms on this day in history.
1919 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on May - 08.