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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

1919  Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer on May - 08.  

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

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  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  On this day in history memel territories given to Lithuania  

1924  On this day in history workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut  

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  French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco on this day in history.  

1925  On this day in history 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  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  Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61 on May - 08.  

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

1932  On this day in history albert Thomas, French socialist politician  

1933  On May - 08 gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British  

1933  Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India on this day in history.  

1935  Cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4 on May - 08.  

1936  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 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  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  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

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