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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

1919  On this day in history sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer  

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

1920  Maurice Cranston, political scientist on May - 08.  

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on this day in history.  

1921  Graham Leonard, bishop of London on this day in history.  

1922  Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority) on this day in history.  

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

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  Memel territories given to Lithuania on May - 08.  

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1924  On this day in history workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut  

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

1924  Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23 on this day in history.  

1925  French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco on this day in history.  

1925  51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59 on this day in history.  

1926  Fire breaks out in Fenway Park on May - 08.  

1926  On this day in history the birth of David Attenborough, English director  

1926  The first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on May - 08.  

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

1929  On May - 08 jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway  

1930  Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1931  On this day in history operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London  

1932  On this day in history albert Thomas, French socialist politician  

1933  Gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British on May - 08.  

1933  Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India on May - 08.  

1935  Cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4 on May - 08.  

1936  On May - 08 jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track  

1936  On May - 08 oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies  

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

1938  On this day in history stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC  

1940  The birth of Peter Benchley, British Author on May - 08.  

1941  On May - 08 german Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean  

1941  Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1942  Battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack on May - 08.  

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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  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  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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