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Historical Events For May - 08

Monday, 05 December 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 this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history maurice Cranston, political scientist  

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on May - 08.  

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

1922  On this day in history 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 May - 08 hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath  

1924  Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres on May - 08.  

1924  On this day in history memel territories given to Lithuania  


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  On this day in history lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23  

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  Fire breaks out in Fenway Park on this day in history.  

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

1926  The first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on May - 08.  

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

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

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

1937  63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2 on May - 08.  

1938  On May - 08 stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC  

1940  On this day in history the birth of Peter Benchley, British Author  

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  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 May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

1527  On May - 08 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.  


Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

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

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  


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