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Historical Events In May - 08

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

1980  World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  On May - 08 thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  The USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  On this day in history uSSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  On this day in history dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1985  20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  François Mitterrand elected President of France on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  On May - 08 robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  On May - 08 paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  On May - 08 uS space shuttle STS-30 lands  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  On this day in history cIA director William H Webster resigns  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1992  Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  On this day in history 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  On this day in history lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  Kees Deenik, singer/conductor on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  On this day in history 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  On May - 08 josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  On this day in history president Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  On May - 08 cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1995  Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1996  South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1997  On this day in history tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2007  On this day in history devolved government is restored to Northern Ireland, with Ian Paisley as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  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  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  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 this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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