Historical Events For May - 08
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
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 this day in history.
1942 On May - 08 aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea
1943 On this day in history 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 On this day in history mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed
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 On May - 08 the first eye bank is established in New York City
1944 On May - 08 u-575 sinks Asphodel
1945 On May - 08 canadian troops move into Amsterdam
1945 Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history general Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin
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 this day in history victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared
1946 On this day in history the birth of Candice Bergen, American actress
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 May - 08.
1948 On this day in history 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 this day in history alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81
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 this day in history chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons
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 Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75 on May - 08.
1958 On May - 08 president Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock
1958 Vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru on May - 08.
1958 On this day in history nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered