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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 28 August 2014

1959  On this day in history 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  USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.  

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

1961  On this day in history alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington  

1961  The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1965  On this day in history h T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies  

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 this day in history.  

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

1969  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1974  50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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