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Historical Events In May - 08

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1980  On this day in history world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  On this day in history margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies  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  On May - 08 the USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics  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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 on this day in history.  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  Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) on May - 08.  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  On this day in history françois Mitterrand elected President of France  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1988  Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80 on this day in history.  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  US space shuttle STS-30 lands on this day in history.  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  CIA director William H Webster resigns on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1992  On May - 08 addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80  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 this day in history 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  On May - 08 josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica  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 this day in history cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1995  On May - 08 carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63  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  Tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village on May - 08.  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  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  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 May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  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  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 this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  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 May - 08.  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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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