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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 12 February 2016

1942  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

1942  Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed  

1943  Admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass" on this day in history.  

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  U-575 sinks Asphodel on this day in history.  

1945  Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on May - 08.  

1945  Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet on May - 08.  

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

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 May - 08 bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours  

1948  Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours on May - 08.  

1948  On this day in history alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81  

1949  On May - 08 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  Franklin Dyall, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

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

1952  On this day in history 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  President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock on May - 08.  

1958  On this day in history vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru  

1958  On May - 08 nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

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  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

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 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  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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  

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