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Historical Events For May - 08

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

1919  Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  On May - 08 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  Maurice Cranston, political scientist on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1921  On May - 08 graham Leonard, bishop of London  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  On May - 08 memel territories given to Lithuania  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1924  Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  On May - 08 arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23 on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1925  On this day in history french colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1925  On May - 08 51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  On May - 08 fire breaks out in Fenway Park  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  The birth of David Attenborough, English director on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  The first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  On May - 08 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1930  On this day in history lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1931  On this day in history operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1932  Albert Thomas, French socialist politician on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1933  Gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1933  Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1936  On this day in history oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1937  63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2 on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1938  Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  The birth of Peter Benchley, British Author on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  On May - 08 german Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  On May - 08 heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

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

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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