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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 30 May 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 this day in history maurice Cranston, political scientist  

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on May - 08.  

1921  Graham Leonard, bishop of London on May - 08.  

1922  Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority) on May - 08.  

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

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

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

1924  On May - 08 memel territories given to Lithuania  

1924  On May - 08 workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut  

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

1924  On this day in history lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23  

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

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 May - 08 the first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)  

1926  1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on this day in history.  

1929  On this day in history 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 this day in history operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London  

1932  Albert Thomas, French socialist politician on May - 08.  

1933  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1941  On this day in history german Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean  

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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

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  On May - 08 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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