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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

1942  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1943  Admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass" on May - 08.  

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

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  On May - 08 u-575 sinks Asphodel  

1945  Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on May - 08.  

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 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  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  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 May - 08.  

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 this day in history west German constitution approved  

1950  On this day in history american General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea  

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 May - 08.  

1951  US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak on May - 08.  

1951  Dacron men's suits introduced on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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  Vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru on May - 08.  

1958  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

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

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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