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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 22 November 2014

1959  On May - 08 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore  

1959  Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on this day in history.  

1960  On May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations  

1960  Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1961  On May - 08 alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington  

1961  On May - 08 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX  

1961  On May - 08 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  

1962  On May - 08 london trolley buses go out of service  

1962  The first Atlas Centaur Launch on this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years  

1963  On this day in history jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression  

1963  On this day in history navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis.  

1965  H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies on May - 08.  

1966  On this day in history only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)  

1967  On this day in history muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army  

1967  Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39 on May - 08.  

1968  Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) on this day in history.  

1969  On May - 08 cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic  

1970  On this day in history 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)  

1970  Beatles release "Let it Be" album on this day in history.  

1970  Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on this day in history.  

1971  On May - 08 joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden  

1972  On May - 08 sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians  

1972  On May - 08 u.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam.  

1973  Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on this day in history.  

1973  Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on May - 08.  

1974  On May - 08 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted  

1974  Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train  

1975  Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1976  Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on May - 08.  

1977  David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.  

1979  Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on this day in history.  

1979  Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on May - 08.  

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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 May - 08.  

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

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  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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