Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Friday, 31 October 2014
1942 On May - 08 german summer offensive opens in Crimea
1942 On May - 08 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 On this day in history aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea
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 Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed on this day in history.
1943 On May - 08 admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"
1944 On May - 08 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death
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 On May - 08 canadian troops move into Amsterdam
1945 On May - 08 chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet
1945 On this day in history general Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin
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 On this day in history victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared
1946 The birth of Candice Bergen, American actress on May - 08.
1946 Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game on this day in history.
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 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 Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1949 On this day in history 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 On May - 08 franklin Dyall, dies at 76
1951 On this day in history dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it
1951 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 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 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.