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Historical Events For 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  On May - 08 renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  

1960  On this day in history 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 this day in history the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX  

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  On May - 08 the first Atlas Centaur Launch  

1963  On May - 08 "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years  

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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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic  

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

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

1970  On this day in history construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street  

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  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 May - 08.  

1974  On May - 08 graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train  

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  David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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 May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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

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