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Historical Events For May - 08

Friday, 17 November 2017

1942  German summer offensive opens in Crimea on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  On May - 08 admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  69th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4 on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1944  33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  The first eye bank is established in New York City on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  U-575 sinks Asphodel on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1945  Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1945  Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1945  General Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1945  On this day in history in Berlin, the unconditional surrender is ratified, marking an end to twelve and a half years of the Nazi Third Reich.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1945  Victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  The birth of Candice Bergen, American actress on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  On this day in history red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  Bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  On this day in history bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  On this day in history alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1949  On May - 08 west German constitution approved  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1950  American General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1950  On May - 08 chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1950  On May - 08 franklin Dyall, dies at 76  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  Dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  On May - 08 uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  On this day in history dacron men's suits introduced  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  Margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40 on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1952  Mad Magazine debuts Great Magazine sure wish I still had the first issue, but mon garbaged it on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  On this day in history president Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  Vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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