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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 29 May 2015

1942  German summer offensive opens in Crimea on May - 08.  

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  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 May - 08.  

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

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

1944  On May - 08 u-575 sinks Asphodel  

1945  On May - 08 canadian troops move into Amsterdam  

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

1945  General Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin on this day in history.  

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

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  Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons on May - 08.  

1950  On May - 08 franklin Dyall, dies at 76  

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 this day in history 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  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 May - 08.  

1958  On May - 08 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  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

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  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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  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  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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