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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 31 October 2014

1919  Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history 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  On this day in history graham Leonard, bishop of London  

1922  Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority) on May - 08.  

1923  On this day in history hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath  

1923  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath on this day in history.  

1924  Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres on May - 08.  

1924  On this day in history memel territories given to Lithuania  

1924  Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut on May - 08.  

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

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

1925  On this day in history french colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco  

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

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

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

1930  On this day in history lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61  

1931  On this day in history 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  Cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4 on this day in history.  

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

1938  On May - 08 stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC  

1940  On May - 08 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  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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

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

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

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

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1473  On May - 08 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 this day in history.