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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 18 April 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  On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  

1960  On this day in history uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations  

1960  Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1961  Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on this day in history.  

1961  The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on this day in history.  

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

1962  On this day in history london trolley buses go out of service  

1962  The first Atlas Centaur Launch on this day in history.  

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

1963  On this day in history jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression  

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

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

1966  Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on this day in history.  

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

1967  On this day in history barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39  

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

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

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

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 this day in history avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87  

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  Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

1527  On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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