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Historical Events For May - 08

Monday, 29 May 2017

1919  Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer on May - 08.  

1920  On this day in history 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09  

1920  Maurice Cranston, political scientist on May - 08.  

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on May - 08.  

1921  Graham Leonard, bishop of London on this day in history.  

1922  Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority) on this day in history.  

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

1923  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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1924  Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut on this day in history.  

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

1924  On May - 08 lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23  

1925  On May - 08 french colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco  

1925  51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59 on May - 08.  

1926  On May - 08 fire breaks out in Fenway Park  

1926  The birth of David Attenborough, English director on this day in history.  

1926  The first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on this day in history.  

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

1929  On this day in history jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway  

1930  On May - 08 lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61  

1931  Operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history 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  Cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies  

1937  On May - 08 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2  

1938  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86  

1942  Battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack on this day in history.  

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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  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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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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 May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

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

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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

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