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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 07 February 2016

1919  On this day in history sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer  

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

1920  On May - 08 maurice Cranston, political scientist  

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on May - 08.  

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

1922  On May - 08 brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)  

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

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

1924  On May - 08 arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres  

1924  Memel territories given to Lithuania on May - 08.  

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

1924  On May - 08 arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres  

1924  Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23 on this day in history.  

1925  French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco on May - 08.  

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 May - 08 the birth of David Attenborough, English director  

1926  The first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on May - 08.  

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

1929  On May - 08 jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway  

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

1931  On May - 08 operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London  

1932  On May - 08 albert Thomas, French socialist politician  

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

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

1935  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies  

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 May - 08.  

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  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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

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

1622  On May - 08 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  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  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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

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