Historical Events For May - 08
Friday, 17 November 2017
1942 German summer offensive opens in Crimea on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1943 On May - 08 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 Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed on this day in history.
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 U-575 sinks Asphodel on May - 08.
1945 Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on May - 08.
1945 Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet on May - 08.
1945 General Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin on this day in history.
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 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 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 Bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours on May - 08.
1948 On this day in history bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours
1948 On this day in history alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81
1949 On May - 08 west German constitution approved
1950 American General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea on May - 08.
1950 On May - 08 chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons
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 May - 08.
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 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 Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered on this day in history.