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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

1919  On this day in history sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer  

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  On May - 08 sweden abolished capital punishment  

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  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath on May - 08.  

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

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

1924  Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23 on May - 08.  

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  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 May - 08.  

1926  On May - 08 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 May - 08 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 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  Cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4 on this day in history.  

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

1936  On this day in history oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies  

1937  On this day in history 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2  

1938  On May - 08 stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC  

1940  On May - 08 the birth of Peter Benchley, British Author  

1941  German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean on May - 08.  

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

1460  On May - 08 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  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

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 this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On May - 08 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 May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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