Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
1942 On May - 08 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 Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea on this day in history.
1943 On May - 08 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 Admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass" on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1945 On this day in history canadian troops move into Amsterdam
1945 Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1945 Victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared on this day in history.
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 On May - 08 bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours
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 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 May - 08.
1951 On May - 08 uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1951 On May - 08 dacron men's suits introduced
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 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 this day in history.
1958 On this day in history vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru
1958 Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered on May - 08.