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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 03 July 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  Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history the first eye bank is established in New York City  

1944  U-575 sinks Asphodel on this day in history.  

1945  Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on May - 08.  

1945  Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet on this day in history.  

1945  General Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1946  On May - 08 the birth of Candice Bergen, American actress  

1946  On this day in history red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game  

1947  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

1948  On this day in history bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours  

1948  Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1949  West German constitution approved on May - 08.  

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

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

1951  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 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 May - 08 nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered  

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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 May - 08.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

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

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

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

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

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

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.