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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 28 November 2015

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 May - 08 renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  

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  The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on May - 08.  

1961  James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on May - 08.  

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

1962  On May - 08 the first Atlas Centaur Launch  

1963  "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years on May - 08.  

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 May - 08 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  Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army on May - 08.  

1967  On May - 08 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  On this day in history 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)  

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 May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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  Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.  

1974  Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on May - 08.  

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

1976  On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67  

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

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

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  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

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

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  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

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


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