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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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

1959  Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on May - 08.  

1960  USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on May - 08.  

1960  On May - 08 hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88  

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

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

1961  James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on May - 08.  

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

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

1963  On May - 08 "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years  

1963  On May - 08 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 May - 08 only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)  

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

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 May - 08.  

1969  Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on May - 08.  

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

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

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1974  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

1976  On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67  

1977  David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on this day in history.  

1979  Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.  

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  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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

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

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

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

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.