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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

1942  German summer offensive opens in Crimea on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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

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

1943  Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed on May - 08.  

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

1944  On May - 08 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death  

1944  On this day in history the first eye bank is established in New York City  

1944  U-575 sinks Asphodel on May - 08.  

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1945  Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet  

1945  General Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin on May - 08.  

1945  In Berlin, the unconditional surrender is ratified, marking an end to twelve and a half years of the Nazi Third Reich on May - 08.  

1945  Victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared on May - 08.  

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  A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours  

1948  Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours on May - 08.  

1948  On May - 08 alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81  

1949  West German constitution approved on this day in history.  

1950  American General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea on this day in history.  

1950  Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons on this day in history.  

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

1951  Dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it on this day in history.  

1951  US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak on May - 08.  

1951  On May - 08 dacron men's suits introduced  

1951  Margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1952  Mad Magazine debuts Great Magazine sure wish I still had the first issue, but mon garbaged it on May - 08.  

1957  On May - 08 johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75  

1958  On this day in history president Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock  

1958  Vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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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  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  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.  

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