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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 01 September 2014

1901  In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1902  On this day in history andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist  

1903  Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies  

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

1904  Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history inglis Gundry, composer  

1906  On this day in history phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs  

1906  David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne) on this day in history.  

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

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

1908  On this day in history arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)  

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

1909  Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on this day in history.  

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  Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on this day in history.  

1911  Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer) on this day in history.  

1912  George Woodcock, author on this day in history.  

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

1914  Paramount Pictures is formed on this day in history.  

1914  Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82  

1916  On this day in history german munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes  

1916  Gordon Scarrott, engineer on this day in history.  

1919  Appingedam soccer team forms on this day in history.  

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  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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

1587  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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.