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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 30 July 2015

1919  Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer on this day in history.  

1920  46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09 on this day in history.  

1920  Maurice Cranston, political scientist on May - 08.  

1921  On May - 08 sweden abolished capital punishment  

1921  On this day in history graham Leonard, bishop of London  

1922  On May - 08 brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)  

1923  On this day in history hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath  

1923  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath on this day in history.  

1924  Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres on May - 08.  

1924  On May - 08 memel territories given to Lithuania  

1924  Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut on May - 08.  

1924  On May - 08 arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres  

1924  On May - 08 lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23  

1925  French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco on May - 08.  

1925  On May - 08 51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59  

1926  On May - 08 fire breaks out in Fenway Park  

1926  On May - 08 the birth of David Attenborough, English director  

1926  On May - 08 the first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)  

1926  1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on this day in history.  

1929  Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway on May - 08.  

1930  On May - 08 lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61  

1931  Operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London on May - 08.  

1932  Albert Thomas, French socialist politician on this day in history.  

1933  On May - 08 gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British  

1933  On this day in history mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.  

1935  On this day in history cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4  

1936  On this day in history jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track  

1936  On this day in history oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies  

1937  63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2 on this day in history.  

1938  Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history the birth of Peter Benchley, British Author  

1941  On this day in history german Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean  

1941  On May - 08 heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86  

1942  On May - 08 battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack  

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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  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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 May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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

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