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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 19 September 2014

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  On May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations  

1960  On May - 08 hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88  

1961  On this day in history 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  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 May - 08 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  On May - 08 muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army  

1967  Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1968  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history 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  On this day in history joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden  

1972  On this day in history 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  On this day in history indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender  

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

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  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  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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

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  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 May - 08.  

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

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

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

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

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  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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