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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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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  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

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