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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 02 April 2015

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.  

1959  Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington  

1961  On May - 08 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX  

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

1962  London trolley buses go out of service on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history the first Atlas Centaur Launch  

1963  On this day in history "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years  

1963  JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on May - 08.  

1963  Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on this day in history.  

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

1966  On May - 08 only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)  

1967  On this day in history muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army  

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  Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street  

1971  On May - 08 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 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  Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on May - 08.  

1974  On this day in history 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted  

1974  On May - 08 canadian Government of Trudeau falls  

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  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 this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

1979  On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76  

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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 this day in history.  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

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

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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