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Historical Events For May - 08

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1919  On May - 08 sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1920  46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1920  On this day in history maurice Cranston, political scientist  Click To Search About This In Google

1921  On this day in history sweden abolished capital punishment  Click To Search About This In Google

1921  Graham Leonard, bishop of London on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1922  Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority) on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1923  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1923  On May - 08 hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath  Click To Search About This In Google

1924  On this day in history arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres  Click To Search About This In Google

1924  Memel territories given to Lithuania on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

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1924  On this day in history workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut  Click To Search About This In Google

1924  On May - 08 arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres  Click To Search About This In Google

1924  On this day in history lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23  Click To Search About This In Google

1925  On May - 08 french colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco  Click To Search About This In Google

1925  51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59 on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1926  On this day in history fire breaks out in Fenway Park  Click To Search About This In Google

1926  On May - 08 the birth of David Attenborough, English director  Click To Search About This In Google

1926  The first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1926  On this day in history 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)  Click To Search About This In Google

1929  Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1930  On this day in history lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61  Click To Search About This In Google

1931  Operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1932  On May - 08 albert Thomas, French socialist politician  Click To Search About This In Google

1933  Gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1933  Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1935  On May - 08 cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4  Click To Search About This In Google

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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1936  Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1937  63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2 on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1938  Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1940  On May - 08 the birth of Peter Benchley, British Author  Click To Search About This In Google

1941  German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1941  Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86 on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1942  Battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

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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)  Click To Search About This In Google

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  Click To Search About This In Google

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  Click To Search About This In Google

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  Click To Search About This In Google

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  Click To Search About This In Google

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  Click To Search About This In Google

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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 Search About This In Google

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  Click To Search About This In Google

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  Click To Search About This In Google

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  Click To Search About This In Google

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

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