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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 02 May 2016

1942  German summer offensive opens in Crimea on May - 08.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1944  On May - 08 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 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  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  On May - 08 victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared  

1946  On May - 08 the birth of Candice Bergen, American actress  

1946  On this day in history red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game  

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  On this day in history bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours  

1948  Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81 on May - 08.  

1949  West German constitution approved on May - 08.  

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

1950  On this day in history chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons  

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  On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak  

1951  On this day in history dacron men's suits introduced  

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

1952  On this day in history mad Magazine debuts Great Magazine sure wish I still had the first issue, but mon garbaged it  

1957  On May - 08 johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75  

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 May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1592  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

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

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  On this day in history 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  

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