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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

1942  German summer offensive opens in Crimea on this day in history.  

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.  

1942  Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea on this day in history.  

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

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  On May - 08 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death  

1944  The first eye bank is established in New York City on May - 08.  

1944  On this day in history u-575 sinks Asphodel  

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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 this day in history.  

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  Victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared on this day in history.  

1946  The birth of Candice Bergen, American actress on this day in history.  

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 this day in history bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours  

1948  On May - 08 bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours  

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

1949  West German constitution approved on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On May - 08 uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak  

1951  Dacron men's suits introduced on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

1958  President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock on May - 08.  

1958  On May - 08 vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru  

1958  Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered on May - 08.  

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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  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

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

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

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

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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