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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 29 August 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 this day in history maurice Cranston, political scientist  

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on this day in history.  

1921  Graham Leonard, bishop of London on May - 08.  

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

1924  Memel territories given to Lithuania on this day in history.  

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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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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

1926  The birth of David Attenborough, English director on May - 08.  

1926  On this day in history the first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)  

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  Operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London on this day in history.  

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  Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India on this day in history.  

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

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 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 May - 08.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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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 this day in history.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

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

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.  

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