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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 25 September 2016

1942  On May - 08 german summer offensive opens in Crimea  

1942  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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1943  On this day in history mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed  

1943  On May - 08 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 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 May - 08.  

1945  On May - 08 victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared  

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

1946  Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game on May - 08.  

1947  On this day in history 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  Bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours on this day in history.  

1948  Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81  

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

1950  On May - 08 franklin Dyall, dies at 76  

1951  On this day in history dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it  

1951  On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak  

1951  Dacron men's suits introduced on this day in history.  

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

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

1957  Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

1958  Vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru on this day in history.  

1958  Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

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

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  

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