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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 31 October 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  On this day in history aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea  

1943  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 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 May - 08 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared  

1946  The birth of Candice Bergen, American actress on May - 08.  

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

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 this day in history bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours  

1948  On May - 08 bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours  

1948  Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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  On May - 08 franklin Dyall, dies at 76  

1951  On this day in history dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it  

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

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

1951  On this day in history margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40  

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

1957  Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75 on May - 08.  

1958  On May - 08 president Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock  

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 this day in history.  

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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 May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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

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

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies