Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Monday, 26 January 2015
1942 On this day in history german summer offensive opens in Crimea
1942 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1944 The first eye bank is established in New York City on May - 08.
1944 On May - 08 u-575 sinks Asphodel
1945 Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on May - 08.
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 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 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 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 May - 08 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 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 this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1951 Dacron men's suits introduced on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1958 On May - 08 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 On this day in history nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered