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Historical Events For May - 08

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

1942  On May - 08 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  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

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

1944  33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death on this day in history.  

1944  On May - 08 the first eye bank is established in New York City  

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  On May - 08 victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared  

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  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  On May - 08 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 May - 08 alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81  

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  Franklin Dyall, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

1951  On May - 08 uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak  

1951  On May - 08 dacron men's suits introduced  

1951  On May - 08 margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40  

1952  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history president Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock  

1958  On May - 08 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 this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

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

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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  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On this day in history 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  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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