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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 26 April 2015

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

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

1920  Maurice Cranston, political scientist on this day in history.  

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on this day in history.  

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

1922  On this day in history brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)  

1923  On May - 08 hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath  

1923  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath on May - 08.  

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

1924  Memel territories given to Lithuania on May - 08.  

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

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

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  On this day in history 51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59  

1926  On this day in history fire breaks out in Fenway Park  

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

1926  On this day in history the first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)  

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

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

1932  Albert Thomas, French socialist politician on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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

1936  Jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track on May - 08.  

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  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 May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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  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  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

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  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