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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 24 November 2014

1942  On May - 08 german summer offensive opens in Crimea  

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 May - 08.  

1942  On May - 08 aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea  

1943  On this day in history admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"  

1943  On this day in history 69th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4  

1943  Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed on this day in history.  

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  U-575 sinks Asphodel on this day in history.  

1945  On May - 08 canadian troops move into Amsterdam  

1945  On May - 08 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 May - 08 in Berlin, the unconditional surrender is ratified, marking an end to twelve and a half years of the Nazi Third Reich.  

1945  On this day in history victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared  

1946  The birth of Candice Bergen, American actress on this day in history.  

1946  Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history 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  Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81  

1949  On this day in history west German constitution approved  

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 May - 08.  

1950  Franklin Dyall, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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  On May - 08 dacron men's suits introduced  

1951  Margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1952  On May - 08 mad Magazine debuts Great Magazine sure wish I still had the first issue, but mon garbaged it  

1957  On this day in history johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75  

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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

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

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies