Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Thursday, 26 May 2016
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 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 69th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4 on May - 08.
1943 Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"
1944 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death on May - 08.
1944 The first eye bank is established in New York City on this day in history.
1944 On May - 08 u-575 sinks Asphodel
1945 On May - 08 canadian troops move into Amsterdam
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 May - 08.
1945 On May - 08 in Berlin, the unconditional surrender is ratified, marking an end to twelve and a half years of the Nazi Third Reich.
1945 On May - 08 victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared
1946 On this day in history the birth of Candice Bergen, American actress
1946 On May - 08 red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game
1947 A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon on May - 08.
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 Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81 on May - 08.
1949 On May - 08 west German constitution approved
1950 American General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea on May - 08.
1950 On May - 08 chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons
1950 On this day in history franklin Dyall, dies at 76
1951 On May - 08 dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it
1951 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak on May - 08.
1951 On May - 08 dacron men's suits introduced
1951 Margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40 on this day in history.
1952 On May - 08 mad Magazine debuts Great Magazine sure wish I still had the first issue, but mon garbaged it
1957 On this day in history 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 On this day in history nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered