Historical Events In May - 08
Saturday, 23 June 2018
1942 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1943 Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed on this day in history.
1943 Admiral Cunningham of British fleet orders: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass" on May - 08.
1944 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history 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 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 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 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 this day in history.
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 West German constitution approved on this day in history.
1950 On May - 08 american General MacArthur becomes comander of the UN forces in Korea
1950 Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons on this day in history.
1950 On May - 08 franklin Dyall, dies at 76
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 this day in history.
1951 On May - 08 margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40
1952 On this day in history mad Magazine debuts Great Magazine sure wish I still had the first issue, but mon garbaged it
1957 On May - 08 johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75
1958 On this day in history 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 May - 08 nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered