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Historical Events In May - 08

Monday, 18 June 2018

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  On May - 08 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  On May - 08 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  London trolley buses go out of service on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  The first Atlas Centaur Launch on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1963  On May - 08 jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1967  Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1968  On May - 08 pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  On this day in history cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1970  Beatles release "Let it Be" album on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1971  On this day in history joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  On May - 08 sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  On this day in history canadian Government of Trudeau falls  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  On this day in history graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1976  On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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