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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 26 July 2014

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  On this day in history maurice Cranston, political scientist  

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on this day in history.  

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

1922  On this day in history 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  On this day in history arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres  

1924  On this day in history memel territories given to Lithuania  

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

1924  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59  

1926  On this day in history fire breaks out in Fenway Park  

1926  The birth of David Attenborough, English director on this day in history.  

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

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

1929  On this day in history jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway  

1930  On this day in history lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1936  Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1940  The birth of Peter Benchley, British Author on this day in history.  

1941  German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86  

1942  On this day in history 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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

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.