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Historical Events In May - 08

Saturday, 21 April 2018

1959  3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  On this day in history uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  On May - 08 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  On May - 08 london trolley buses go out of service  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  The first Atlas Centaur Launch on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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1963  JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  On May - 08 h T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  On May - 08 muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  On May - 08 barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam) on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  On this day in history beatles release "Let it Be" album  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1971  On May - 08 joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  On May - 08 u.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1976  On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On this day in history talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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