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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 01 November 2014

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

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

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

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

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  JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on May - 08.  

1963  Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on May - 08.  

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

1966  Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on this day in history.  

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

1967  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

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

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  Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on May - 08.  

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

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

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 May - 08.  

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  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  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  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 May - 08.  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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