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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 29 August 2015

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

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

1924  Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut on this day in history.  

1924  On this day in history arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres  

1924  On this day in history lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23  

1925  On May - 08 french colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco  

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

1926  Fire breaks out in Fenway Park on May - 08.  

1926  On this day in history the birth of David Attenborough, English director  

1926  On May - 08 the first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)  

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

1929  Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway on this day in history.  

1930  Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61 on May - 08.  

1931  On May - 08 operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London  

1932  Albert Thomas, French socialist politician on this day in history.  

1933  Gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British on May - 08.  

1933  On May - 08 mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.  

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 this day in history.  

1936  Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies on May - 08.  

1937  63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2 on this day in history.  

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

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

1941  On this day in history german Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean  

1941  On this day in history heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86  

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 this day in history.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

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 this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On May - 08 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  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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