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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 21 October 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  On May - 08 aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea  

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

1943  On May - 08 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  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  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 this day in history canadian troops move into Amsterdam  

1945  On this day in history chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet  

1945  General Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin on May - 08.  

1945  In Berlin, the unconditional surrender is ratified, marking an end to twelve and a half years of the Nazi Third Reich on May - 08.  

1945  Victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared on this day in history.  

1946  The birth of Candice Bergen, American actress on May - 08.  

1946  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1948  Bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours on May - 08.  

1948  Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours on this day in history.  

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

1949  On May - 08 west German constitution approved  

1950  On May - 08 american General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea  

1950  Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons on this day in history.  

1950  Franklin Dyall, dies at 76 on May - 08.  

1951  Dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it on May - 08.  

1951  US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak on this day in history.  

1951  Dacron men's suits introduced on May - 08.  

1951  Margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40 on May - 08.  

1952  Mad Magazine debuts Great Magazine sure wish I still had the first issue, but mon garbaged it on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75  

1958  President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock on this day in history.  

1958  Vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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

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

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

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

1473  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  


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