Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
1942 German summer offensive opens in Crimea on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1944 On May - 08 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death
1944 On this day in history the first eye bank is established in New York City
1944 U-575 sinks Asphodel on May - 08.
1945 Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on this day in history.
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 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 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 A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon on this day in history.
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 May - 08 alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81
1949 West German constitution approved on this day in history.
1950 American General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea on this day in history.
1950 Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1951 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75
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 May - 08.