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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 18 April 2015

1942  German summer offensive opens in Crimea on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 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  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 May - 08.  

1944  On May - 08 u-575 sinks Asphodel  

1945  Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on May - 08.  

1945  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

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

1946  On this day in history the birth of Candice Bergen, American actress  

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  Bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons  

1950  On May - 08 franklin Dyall, dies at 76  

1951  Dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it on this day in history.  

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

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

1951  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

1957  Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

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  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

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

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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