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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 01 October 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  On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  

1960  USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88  

1961  Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on this day in history.  

1961  The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on May - 08.  

1961  On this day in history james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  

1962  On this day in history london trolley buses go out of service  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1967  On May - 08 muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army  

1967  Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)  

1969  On this day in history cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic  

1970  On May - 08 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)  

1970  Beatles release "Let it Be" album on May - 08.  

1970  Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on May - 08.  

1971  Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on this day in history.  

1972  Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on this day in history.  

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

1973  On May - 08 indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender  

1973  Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted  

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

1974  Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on May - 08.  

1975  Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on May - 08.  

1976  Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1977  On May - 08 david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings  

1979  On this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

1979  Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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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 May - 08.  

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

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

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