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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 30 March 2017

1942  On this day in history german summer offensive opens in Crimea  

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

1943  On May - 08 admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"  

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  On May - 08 admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"  

1944  On May - 08 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death  

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 this day in history canadian troops move into Amsterdam  

1945  On May - 08 chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet  

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 this day in history.  

1945  On May - 08 victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared  

1946  The birth of Candice Bergen, American actress on May - 08.  

1946  On May - 08 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 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  On May - 08 west German constitution approved  

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  On May - 08 dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it  

1951  On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak  

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

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 this day in history.  

1957  Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75 on May - 08.  

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 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  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

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

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On this day in history 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 this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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