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Historical Events For May - 08

Sunday, 17 December 2017

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  On May - 08 gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1984  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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

1985  On May - 08 dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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

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

1991  On May - 08 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  16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  On May - 08 lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  On May - 08 kees Deenik, singer/conductor  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  On May - 08 ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1994  President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on May - 08.  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  On this day in history south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1997  On May - 08 tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2007  Devolved government is restored to Northern Ireland, with Ian Paisley as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister on this day in history.  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 May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1521  On this day in history 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  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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 May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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