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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 28 November 2014

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

1959  On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  

1960  On May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations  

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

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

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

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

1962  London trolley buses go out of service on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history the first Atlas Centaur Launch  

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

1963  JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on May - 08.  

1963  On May - 08 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 May - 08 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  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  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1972  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies  

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

1974  On this day in history canadian Government of Trudeau falls  

1974  Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on this day in history.  

1975  On May - 08 avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87  

1976  On this day in history alan Baxter, dies at 67  

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

1979  On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

1979  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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

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 this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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  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 May - 08.  

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

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies