Historical Events For May - 08
Thursday, 08 December 2016
1901 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
1902 The volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people on this day in history.
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 this day in history fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
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 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1909 On this day in history albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
1909 On this day in history friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies
1910 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on May - 08.
1911 Iceland gives the vote to women on May - 08.
1911 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
1913 Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On) on May - 08.
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 Australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia on this day in history.
1915 On May - 08 ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia
1915 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
1916 On May - 08 german munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes
1916 On this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 On this day in history appingedam soccer team forms
1919 On May - 08 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane