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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

1959  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1960  USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  

1962  On May - 08 london trolley buses go out of service  

1962  On May - 08 the first Atlas Centaur Launch  

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  On May - 08 navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis.  

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

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  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 May - 08.  

1970  Beatles release "Let it Be" album on this day in history.  

1970  Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on May - 08.  

1971  On this day in history 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 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 May - 08.  

1973  On this day in history ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies  

1974  On May - 08 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted  

1974  On this day in history canadian Government of Trudeau falls  

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 May - 08.  

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

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

1979  On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

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 May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.