Historical Events For May - 08
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
1942 On this day in history 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 On this day in history aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea
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 On May - 08 admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"
1944 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death on this day in history.
1944 On May - 08 the first eye bank is established in New York City
1944 U-575 sinks Asphodel on May - 08.
1945 On May - 08 canadian troops move into Amsterdam
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 On this day in history in Berlin, the unconditional surrender is ratified, marking an end to twelve and a half years of the Nazi Third Reich.
1945 On May - 08 victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared
1946 On May - 08 the birth of Candice Bergen, American actress
1946 Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game on this day in history.
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 this day in history bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours
1948 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
1951 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak on this day in history.
1951 Dacron men's suits introduced on May - 08.
1951 Margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40 on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered