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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 25 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  On this day in history uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations  

1960  Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on May - 08.  

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

1961  On this day in history the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX  

1961  James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1962  London trolley buses go out of service on May - 08.  

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  JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on May - 08.  

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

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

1966  Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on May - 08.  

1967  Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army on this day in history.  

1967  On May - 08 barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39  

1968  Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) on May - 08.  

1969  Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on this day in history.  

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

1970  On this day in history beatles release "Let it Be" album  

1970  On this day in history construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street  

1971  On this day in history joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden  

1972  Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on May - 08.  

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

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

1973  On May - 08 ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies  

1974  50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1977  On this day in history david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings  

1979  On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

1979  On this day in history talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76  

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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  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On this day in history 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  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  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.