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Historical Events For May - 08

Sunday, 26 February 2017

1942  On May - 08 german summer offensive opens in Crimea  

1942  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"  

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  On this day in history u-575 sinks Asphodel  

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

1945  Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet on May - 08.  

1945  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

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

1946  On this day in history the birth of Candice Bergen, American actress  

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 May - 08.  

1948  Bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history west German constitution approved  

1950  American General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea on May - 08.  

1950  On this day in history chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons  

1950  On this day in history franklin Dyall, dies at 76  

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

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

1951  Dacron men's suits introduced on May - 08.  

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  On this day in history johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75  

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  On May - 08 nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered  

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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 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 May - 08.  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On May - 08 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  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

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

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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

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

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