Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Friday, 06 March 2015
1919 On May - 08 sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer
1920 On this day in history 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09
1920 On May - 08 maurice Cranston, political scientist
1921 Sweden abolished capital punishment on May - 08.
1921 Graham Leonard, bishop of London on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 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 May - 08.
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 this day in history fire breaks out in Fenway Park
1926 The birth of David Attenborough, English director on this day in history.
1926 On May - 08 the first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)
1926 On May - 08 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)
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 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 Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India on May - 08.
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 May - 08.
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 May - 08 stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC
1940 The birth of Peter Benchley, British Author on this day in history.
1941 German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean on May - 08.
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