Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Sunday, 07 February 2016
1919 On this day in history sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer
1920 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09 on May - 08.
1920 On May - 08 maurice Cranston, political scientist
1921 Sweden abolished capital punishment on May - 08.
1921 On this day in history graham Leonard, bishop of London
1922 On May - 08 brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)
1923 Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath on this day in history.
1923 On this day in history hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath
1924 On May - 08 arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres
1924 Memel territories given to Lithuania on May - 08.
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 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 May - 08.
1925 51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59 on this day in history.
1926 Fire breaks out in Fenway Park on this day in history.
1926 On May - 08 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 May - 08.
1929 On May - 08 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 May - 08 operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London
1932 On May - 08 albert Thomas, French socialist politician
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 May - 08 cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4
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 On May - 08 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 May - 08.
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 May - 08 battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack