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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

1942  On May - 08 german summer offensive opens in Crimea  

1942  On May - 08 hMS OLYMPUS, sunk off Malta Grand Harbour - German E-boat-laid mines. On passage with personnel from Malta to Gibraltar, including many of the crews of bombed submarines P.36 and P.39; few survivors  

1942  Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea on this day in history.  

1943  On May - 08 admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"  

1943  On May - 08 69th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4  

1943  On May - 08 mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed  

1943  Admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass" on this day in history.  

1944  33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death on May - 08.  

1944  The first eye bank is established in New York City on this day in history.  

1944  U-575 sinks Asphodel on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history canadian troops move into Amsterdam  

1945  Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet on this day in history.  

1945  On May - 08 general Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin  

1945  In Berlin, the unconditional surrender is ratified, marking an end to twelve and a half years of the Nazi Third Reich on this day in history.  

1945  Victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared on this day in history.  

1946  The birth of Candice Bergen, American actress on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game  

1947  On May - 08 a movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon  

1948  On May - 08 bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours  

1948  On this day in history bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours  

1948  Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81 on May - 08.  

1949  West German constitution approved on this day in history.  

1950  On May - 08 american General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea  

1950  On May - 08 chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons  

1950  Franklin Dyall, dies at 76 on May - 08.  

1951  Dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it on May - 08.  

1951  On May - 08 uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak  

1951  On May - 08 dacron men's suits introduced  

1951  On May - 08 margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40  

1952  Mad Magazine debuts Great Magazine sure wish I still had the first issue, but mon garbaged it on this day in history.  

1957  Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75 on May - 08.  

1958  President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru  

1958  Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered on May - 08.  

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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 May - 08.  

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  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  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies