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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 21 April 2014

1919  On this day in history sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history graham Leonard, bishop of London  

1922  On this day in history 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 this day in history hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1926  Fire breaks out in Fenway Park on this day in history.  

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

1926  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean on this day in history.  

1941  Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

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

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies