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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 28 August 2015

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  On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  

1960  On May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations  

1960  On this day in history 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  On this day in history james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  

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

1962  The first Atlas Centaur Launch on May - 08.  

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

1963  On this day in history jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression  

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

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  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  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)  

1969  On May - 08 cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic  

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

1970  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

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 May - 08.  

1973  On May - 08 ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies  

1974  On this day in history 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted  

1974  Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.  

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

1975  On this day in history avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87  

1976  Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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  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 May - 08.  

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

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 May - 08.  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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

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 May - 08.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  


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