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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  

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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  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

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  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

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

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