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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 07 February 2016

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 May - 08.  

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

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

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  The first Atlas Centaur Launch on May - 08.  

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

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

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

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1969  On May - 08 cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic  

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

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

1970  On May - 08 construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street  

1971  On May - 08 joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden  

1972  Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on May - 08.  

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  Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on May - 08.  

1977  David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.  

1979  On this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

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  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 May - 08.  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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

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