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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

1959  3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1968  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

1970  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians  

1972  U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam on this day in history.  

1973  Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on this day in history.  

1973  Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on this day in history.  

1974  50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on this day in history.  

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  On May - 08 avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87  

1976  Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1977  On May - 08 david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings  

1979  Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on this day in history.  

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

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On May - 08 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  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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 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  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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