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Historical Events For May - 08

Sunday, 28 May 2017

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 May - 08.  

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  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  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 May - 08 u-575 sinks Asphodel  

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

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 May - 08.  

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

1946  The birth of Candice Bergen, American actress on this day in history.  

1946  Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history bradman scores 146 Australia vs Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours  

1948  Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours on May - 08.  

1948  Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1949  West German constitution approved on this day in history.  

1950  American General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea on May - 08.  

1950  Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history 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  Margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1952  On May - 08 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  President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock on May - 08.  

1958  On this day in history 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  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 May - 08.  

1492  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1592  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

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

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