Historical Events In May - 08
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1901 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4 on May - 08.
1902 On this day in history mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 The volcano Mount Pelee, in the Caribbean, erupts, killing 30,000 people on May - 08.
1902 On May - 08 mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1902 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist on May - 08.
1903 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday) on May - 08.
1903 Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies on May - 08.
1904 On this day in history john Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator
1904 On May - 08 eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies
1905 Inglis Gundry, composer on May - 08.
1906 On May - 08 phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
1906 On May - 08 david Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)
1907 On May - 08 tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1907 On this day in history boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0
1908 On this day in history arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)
1909 On May - 08 albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
1909 Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies on this day in history.
1910 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite) on May - 08.
1911 Iceland gives the vote to women on May - 08.
1911 Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation on May - 08.
1911 On this day in history robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)
1912 On this day in history george Woodcock, author
1913 On this day in history sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)
1914 On this day in history paramount Pictures is formed.
1914 Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords) on May - 08.
1915 Australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade in Battle of Krithia on May - 08.
1915 Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's account of the Gallipoli landing published in Australia on this day in history.
1915 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4 on May - 08.
1915 On May - 08 john Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)
1915 Henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1916 German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history gordon Scarrott, engineer
1919 On May - 08 appingedam soccer team forms
1919 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane on May - 08.