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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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1959  3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore on May - 08.  

1959  Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on this day in history.  

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

1960  On this day in history hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88  

1961  Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on May - 08.  

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

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 May - 08 "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  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  Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1969  On May - 08 cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic  

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

1970  On May - 08 beatles release "Let it Be" album  

1970  Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on this day in history.  

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  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 May - 08.  

1974  On this day in history graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train  

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

1976  On this day in history alan Baxter, dies at 67  

1977  On this day in history david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings  

1979  On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

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 May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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

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

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies