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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 22 September 2014

1919  On this day in history sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer  

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

1920  Maurice Cranston, political scientist on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history sweden abolished capital punishment  

1921  On May - 08 graham Leonard, bishop of London  

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 May - 08.  

1923  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath on May - 08.  

1924  Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres on this day in history.  

1924  Memel territories given to Lithuania on May - 08.  

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

1926  1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1931  On this day in history operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London  

1932  On May - 08 albert Thomas, French socialist politician  

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

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 this day in history 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  Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC on May - 08.  

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  Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86 on May - 08.  

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

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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  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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