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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 23 November 2014

1919  Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer on May - 08.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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  1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on this day in history.  

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

1930  Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61 on May - 08.  

1931  Operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London on May - 08.  

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  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 May - 08.  

1936  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

1941  German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean on this day in history.  

1941  Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86 on May - 08.  

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  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

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  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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

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