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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 27 November 2014

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

1902  On May - 08 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  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  Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on May - 08.  

1904  John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator on this day in history.  

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  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  Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0 on this day in history.  

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

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 May - 08.  

1911  Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on May - 08.  

1911  On this day in history robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)  

1912  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1915  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1915  41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4 on this day in history.  

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  Gordon Scarrott, engineer on this day in history.  

1919  Appingedam soccer team forms on May - 08.  

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  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  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  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

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

1622  On May - 08 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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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

1319  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.