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Historical Events For May - 08

Monday, 25 September 2017

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  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 this day in history.  

1943  69th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4 on May - 08.  

1943  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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  Canadian troops move into Amsterdam on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet  

1945  General Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin on May - 08.  

1945  On this day in history in Berlin, the unconditional surrender is ratified, marking an end to twelve and a half years of the Nazi Third Reich.  

1945  Victory In Europe Day (VE Day) declared on this day in history.  

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

1949  On May - 08 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 this day in history franklin Dyall, dies at 76  

1951  On this day in history dacron men's suits introduced and we live to regret it  

1951  US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak on this day in history.  

1951  On May - 08 dacron men's suits introduced  

1951  Margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history mad Magazine debuts Great Magazine sure wish I still had the first issue, but mon garbaged it  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

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  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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

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