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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

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

1942  On May - 08 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 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 this day in history.  

1943  Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed on this day in history.  

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  The first eye bank is established in New York City on this day in history.  

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

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1945  Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1948  Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81 on May - 08.  

1949  On this day in history west German constitution approved  

1950  On this day in history american General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea  

1950  Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons on May - 08.  

1950  On this day in history franklin Dyall, dies at 76  

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  On May - 08 dacron men's suits introduced  

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

1952  On May - 08 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 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  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  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  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

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  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.  

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