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.