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May 8th, 2008 (May 08 2008)DeathEddy Arnold, Country music star (born in 1918)
May 8th, 2008 (May 08 2008)DeathFrancois Sterchele, Belgian football player (born in 1982)
May 8th, 2007 (May 08 2007)EventA new Northern Ireland Executive is formed under the leadership of Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party as First Minister and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein as Deputy First Minister.
May 8th, 2006 (May 08 2006)DeathIain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (born in 1938)
May 8th, 2005 (May 08 2005)EventThe new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day.
May 8th, 2005 (May 08 2005)DeathNicolas Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (born in 1981)
May 8th, 2000 (May 08 2000)DeathGuadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (born in 1918)
May 8th, 2000 (May 08 2000)DeathAlexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (born in 1959)
May 8th, 2000 (May 08 2000)DeathHenry Nicols, AIDS activist (born in 1973)
May 8th, 1999 (May 08 1999)EventNancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college.
May 8th, 1999 (May 08 1999)DeathDirk Bogarde, British actor (born in 1921)
May 8th, 1999 (May 08 1999)DeathEd Gilbert, American actor (born in 1931)
May 8th, 1999 (May 08 1999)DeathDana Plato, American actress (born in 1964) Plato Quotes
May 8th, 1998 (May 08 1998)DeathBebe Rebozo, American banker and Watergate figure (born in 1912)
May 8th, 1997 (May 08 1997)EventA China Southern Airlines Boeing 737 crashes on approach into Shenzhen s Huangtian Airport, killing 35 people.
May 8th, 1996 (May 08 1996)DeathBeryl Burton, English cyclist (born in 1937)
May 8th, 1996 (May 08 1996)DeathDominguin, Spanish bullfighter (born in 1926)
May 8th, 1996 (May 08 1996)DeathGarth Williams, American illustrator (born in 1912)
May 8th, 1995 (May 08 1995)DeathTeresa Teng, Asian superstar (born in 1953)
May 8th, 1994 (May 08 1994)DeathGeorge Peppard, American actor (born in 1928)
May 8th, 1993 (May 08 1993)DeathAvram Davidson, American writer (born in 1923)
May 8th, 1991 (May 08 1991)DeathJean Langlais, French composer and pianist (born in 1907)
May 8th, 1991 (May 08 1991)DeathRudolf Serkin, Austrian pianist (born in 1903)
May 8th, 1990 (May 08 1990)EventReindependence Day of Estonia
May 8th, 1990 (May 08 1990)DeathLuigi Nono, Italian composer (born in 1924)
May 8th, 1988 (May 08 1988)EventA fire at Illinois Bell s Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS outage once considered the worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history is still the worst to occur on Mother s Day.
May 8th, 1988 (May 08 1988)DeathRobert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer (born in 1907)Robert A. Heinlein Quotes
May 8th, 1987 (May 08 1987)EventThe Loughgall ambush: The SAS kill 8 IRA members and 1 civilian, in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
May 8th, 1987 (May 08 1987)BirthFelix Jones, American football player
May 8th, 1987 (May 08 1987)DeathDoris Stokes, British psychic medium (born in 1920)
May 8th, 1986 (May 08 1986)BirthMarvell Wynne, American soccer player
May 8th, 1985 (May 08 1985)BirthMashio Miyazaki, Japanese actress
May 8th, 1985 (May 08 1985)DeathTheodore Sturgeon, American science fiction writer (born in 1918)Theodore Sturgeon Quotes
May 8th, 1985 (May 08 1985)DeathDolph Sweet, American actor (born in 1920)
May 8th, 1984 (May 08 1984)EventThe Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
May 8th, 1984 (May 08 1984)EventCpl. Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. Rene Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.
May 8th, 1984 (May 08 1984)BirthNadine Chandrawinata, 2006 Miss Universe Pageant (Indonesia)
May 8th, 1984 (May 08 1984)DeathLila Bell Wallace, American magazine publisher (Reader s Digest) (born in 1890)
May 8th, 1984 (May 08 1984)DeathGino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (born in 1916)
May 8th, 1983 (May 08 1983)BirthMatt Willis, British singer
May 8th, 1982 (May 08 1982)BirthAdrian Gonzalez, American baseball player
May 8th, 1982 (May 08 1982)DeathNeil Bogart, American record executive (born in 1943)Neil Bogart Quotes
May 8th, 1982 (May 08 1982)DeathGilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (born in 1950)
May 8th, 1981 (May 08 1981)BirthAndrea Barzagli, Italian footballer
May 8th, 1981 (May 08 1981)BirthBjorn Dixgard, Swedish guitarist
May 8th, 1981 (May 08 1981)BirthYasuko Tajima, Japanese swimmer
May 8th, 1981 (May 08 1981)BirthJohn Maine, American baseball player
May 8th, 1980 (May 08 1980)BirthMichelle McManus, Scottish singer
May 8th, 1980 (May 08 1980)BirthBenny Yau, Canadian entertainer
May 8th, 1978 (May 08 1978)BirthJang Woo Hyuk, Korean singer
May 8th, 1978 (May 08 1978)BirthMatthew Davis, American actor
May 8th, 1978 (May 08 1978)BirthLucio, Brazilian footballer
May 8th, 1978 (May 08 1978)BirthJosie Maran, American model
May 8th, 1977 (May 08 1977)BirthJennifer Walcott, American Playboy Playmate
May 8th, 1976 (May 08 1976)BirthMartha Wainwright, Canadian musician and songwriter
May 8th, 1976 (May 08 1976)BirthIan "H" Watkins, pop singer (Steps)
May 8th, 1975 (May 08 1975)BirthEnrique Iglesias, Spanish singer
May 8th, 1975 (May 08 1975)BirthJussi Markkanen, Finnish ice hockey player
May 8th, 1975 (May 08 1975)BirthGaston Mazzacane, Argentine racing driver
May 8th, 1975 (May 08 1975)DeathAvery Brundage, President of the International Olympic Committee (born in 1887)
May 8th, 1974 (May 08 1974)BirthJon Tickle, English entertainer
May 8th, 1974 (May 08 1974)BirthKorey Stringer, American football player (died in 2001)
May 8th, 1973 (May 08 1973)EventA 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the militants.
May 8th, 1973 (May 08 1973)BirthHiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist
May 8th, 1972 (May 08 1972)EventVietnam War - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announces his order to place mines in major North Vietnamese ports in order to stem the flow of weapons and other goods to that nation.
May 8th, 1972 (May 08 1972)BirthDarren Hayes, Australian singer
May 8th, 1972 (May 08 1972)BirthRay Whitney, Canadian ice hockey player
May 8th, 1970 (May 08 1970)EventThe Hard Hat riot occurs in the Wall Street area of New York City as blue-collar construction workers clash with anti-war demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War.
May 8th, 1970 (May 08 1970)BirthLuis Enrique, Spanish football player
May 8th, 1969 (May 08 1969)BirthAkebono Taro, sumo wrestler Bono Quotes
May 8th, 1969 (May 08 1969)DeathRemington Kellogg, American naturalist (born in 1892)
May 8th, 1968 (May 08 1968)BirthJamie Summers, American porn star
May 8th, 1968 (May 08 1968)BirthJohan Pehrson, Swedish politician
May 8th, 1968 (May 08 1968)BirthNathalie Normandeau, Quebec politician
May 8th, 1967 (May 08 1967)EventThe Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
May 8th, 1967 (May 08 1967)DeathLaVerne Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (born in 1911)
May 8th, 1966 (May 08 1966)BirthClaudio Taffarel, Brazilian footballer
May 8th, 1966 (May 08 1966)BirthMarta Sanchez, Spanish singer
May 8th, 1964 (May 08 1964)BirthMelissa Gilbert, American actress
May 8th, 1964 (May 08 1964)BirthBobby Labonte, American race car driver
May 8th, 1964 (May 08 1964)BirthDave Rowntree, British musician (Blur)
May 8th, 1963 (May 08 1963)BirthTerry Christian, British radio presenter
May 8th, 1963 (May 08 1963)BirthSylvain Cossette, Quebec singer and songwriter
May 8th, 1963 (May 08 1963)BirthAnthony Field, Australian musician and actor
May 8th, 1963 (May 08 1963)BirthRobin Jarvis, British writer
May 8th, 1963 (May 08 1963)BirthIzabela Kloc, Polish politician
May 8th, 1961 (May 08 1961)BirthJanet McTeer, British actress
May 8th, 1961 (May 08 1961)BirthDavid Winning, Canadian film director
May 8th, 1960 (May 08 1960)BirthFranco Baresi, Italian footballer
May 8th, 1960 (May 08 1960)BirthEric Brittingham, American bassist
May 8th, 1960 (May 08 1960)DeathJ. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (born in 1904)
May 8th, 1958 (May 08 1958)BirthLovie Smith, American football coach
May 8th, 1957 (May 08 1957)BirthBill Cowher, American football coach
May 8th, 1957 (May 08 1957)BirthMarie Myriam, French singer
May 8th, 1954 (May 08 1954)BirthStephen Furst, American actor
May 8th, 1954 (May 08 1954)BirthDavid Keith, American actor
May 8th, 1953 (May 08 1953)BirthAlex Van Halen, Dutch drummer (Van Halen)
May 8th, 1953 (May 08 1953)BirthBilly Burnette, American singer and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
May 8th, 1952 (May 08 1952)DeathWilliam Fox, Austrian-born film producer (born in 1879)
May 8th, 1951 (May 08 1951)BirthPhilip Bailey, American singer (Earth, Wind & Fire)
May 8th, 1951 (May 08 1951)BirthChris Frantz, American musician (Talking Heads)
May 8th, 1950 (May 08 1950)BirthRobert Mugge, American music documentary film maker
May 8th, 1950 (May 08 1950)DeathVital Brazil, Brazilian physician (born in 1865)
May 8th, 1948 (May 08 1948)BirthFelicity Lott, English singer
May 8th, 1948 (May 08 1948)BirthSteve Braun, baseball player
May 8th, 1948 (May 08 1948)BirthStephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
May 8th, 1948 (May 08 1948)DeathU Saw, Burmese politician (born in 1900)
May 8th, 1947 (May 08 1947)BirthH. Robert Horvitz, Nobel laureate
May 8th, 1947 (May 08 1947)DeathHarry Gordon Selfridge, American-born department store founder (born in 1858)
May 8th, 1946 (May 08 1946)EventThe Estonian school girls Aili Jogi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial that preceded the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
May 8th, 1946 (May 08 1946)BirthAndre Boulerice, Quebec politician
May 8th, 1945 (May 08 1945)EventHundreds of Algerian civilians are killed by French Army soldiers in the Setif massacre.
May 8th, 1945 (May 08 1945)EventCombat in Europe ends in World War II: V-E Day. German forces agree to an unconditional surrender.
May 8th, 1945 (May 08 1945)EventEnd of the Prague uprising, today still celebrated as a national holiday in the Czech Republic.
May 8th, 1945 (May 08 1945)BirthKeith Jarrett, American musician
May 8th, 1945 (May 08 1945)DeathWilhelm Rediess, SS and Police leader of Nazi-occupied Norway (born in 1900)
May 8th, 1945 (May 08 1945)DeathBernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (born in 1883)
May 8th, 1945 (May 08 1945)DeathJosef Terboven, Reichskommissar of Nazi-occupied Norway (born in 1898)
May 8th, 1944 (May 08 1944)BirthGary Glitter, English singer
May 8th, 1943 (May 08 1943)BirthPaul Samwell-Smith, British bassist (The Yardbirds)
May 8th, 1943 (May 08 1943)DeathMordechaj Anielewicz, Polish Resistance Fighter (born in 1919)
May 8th, 1942 (May 08 1942)EventWorld War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an endied in This is the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
May 8th, 1942 (May 08 1942)EventWorld War II: Gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebel in the Cocos Islands Mutiny. Their mutiny is crushed and three of them are executed, the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War.
May 8th, 1942 (May 08 1942)BirthTerry Neill, Northern Irish footballer
May 8th, 1941 (May 08 1941)BirthMahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian singer
May 8th, 1941 (May 08 1941)BirthJohn Fred, American singer (died in 2005)
May 8th, 1941 (May 08 1941)BirthBill Lockyer, American politician
May 8th, 1940 (May 08 1940)BirthPeter Benchley, American author (died in 2006)
May 8th, 1940 (May 08 1940)BirthIrwin Cotler, Canadian politician
May 8th, 1940 (May 08 1940)BirthRicky Nelson, American singer (died in 1985)
May 8th, 1940 (May 08 1940)BirthToni Tennille, American singer
May 8th, 1937 (May 08 1937)BirthCarlos Gaviria Diaz, Colombian politician
May 8th, 1937 (May 08 1937)BirthThomas Pynchon, American novelistThomas Pynchon Quotes
May 8th, 1937 (May 08 1937)BirthMike Cuellar, baseball player
May 8th, 1936 (May 08 1936)DeathOswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (born in 1880) Philo Quotes
May 8th, 1935 (May 08 1935)BirthPrincess Elisabeth of Denmark, 7th in the Line of succession to the Danish Throne
May 8th, 1935 (May 08 1935)BirthJack Charlton, English footballer
May 8th, 1933 (May 08 1933)EventMohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
May 8th, 1932 (May 08 1932)BirthJulieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (died in 2007)
May 8th, 1932 (May 08 1932)BirthPhyllida Law, Scottish actress
May 8th, 1932 (May 08 1932)BirthSonny Liston, American boxer (died in 1970)
May 8th, 1930 (May 08 1930)BirthHeather Harper, Irish singer
May 8th, 1930 (May 08 1930)BirthGary Snyder, American poet
May 8th, 1929 (May 08 1929)BirthClaude Castonguay, Quebec politician
May 8th, 1929 (May 08 1929)BirthMiyoshi Umeki, Japanese-born Academy Award-winning actress (died in 2007)
May 8th, 1928 (May 08 1928)BirthTheodore Sorenson, American writer
May 8th, 1927 (May 08 1927)BirthChumy Chumez, Spanish film director (died in 2003)
May 8th, 1926 (May 08 1926)BirthDavid Attenborough, English naturalist
May 8th, 1926 (May 08 1926)BirthDon Rickles, American comedian
May 8th, 1925 (May 08 1925)BirthAli Hassan Mwinyi, President of Tanzania
May 8th, 1920 (May 08 1920)BirthSaul Bass, American graphic designer (died in 1996)
May 8th, 1920 (May 08 1920)BirthTom of Finland, Finnish fetish artist (died in 1991)
May 8th, 1920 (May 08 1920)BirthSloan Wilson, American author (died in 2003)
May 8th, 1919 (May 08 1919)EventEdward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day.
May 8th, 1919 (May 08 1919)BirthLex Barker, American actor (died in 1973)
May 8th, 1916 (May 08 1916)BirthJoao Havelange, Brazilian industrialist
May 8th, 1916 (May 08 1916)BirthSwami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (died in 1993)
May 8th, 1915 (May 08 1915)BirthMilton Meltzer, American history and biography author, writer of Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary AristocratThomas Jefferson Quotes
May 8th, 1914 (May 08 1914)EventParamount Pictures is formed.
May 8th, 1914 (May 08 1914)BirthRomain Gary, Polish writer (died in 1980)Romain Gary Quotes
May 8th, 1913 (May 08 1913)BirthBob Clampett, American animator (died in 1984)
May 8th, 1911 (May 08 1911)BirthRobert Johnson, American blues musician (died in 1938)
May 8th, 1910 (May 08 1910)BirthAndrew E. Svenson, American children s book author and publisher (died in 1975)
May 8th, 1906 (May 08 1906)BirthRoberto Rossellini, Italian director (died in 1977)
May 8th, 1905 (May 08 1905)BirthRed Nichols, American musician (died in 1965)
May 8th, 1904 (May 08 1904)BirthJohn Snagge, British radio personality (died in 1996)
May 8th, 1903 (May 08 1903)BirthFernandel, French actor (died in 1971)
May 8th, 1903 (May 08 1903)DeathPaul Gauguin, French painter (born in 1848)Paul Gauguin Quotes
May 8th, 1902 (May 08 1902)EventIn Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.
May 8th, 1902 (May 08 1902)BirthAndre Michael Lwoff, Nobel laureate (died in 1994)
May 8th, 1901 (May 08 1901)BirthTurkey Stearnes, baseball player (died in 1979)
May 8th, 1899 (May 08 1899)EventThe Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.
May 8th, 1899 (May 08 1899)BirthArthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor (died in 1959)
May 8th, 1899 (May 08 1899)BirthFriedrich Hayek, Nobel laureate (died in 1992)Friedrich Hayek Quotes
May 8th, 1898 (May 08 1898)EventThe first games of the Italian Football League are played.
May 8th, 1895 (May 08 1895)BirthJames H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (died in 1962)Ric Berger Quotes
May 8th, 1895 (May 08 1895)BirthFulton J. Sheen, American bishop (died in 1979)
May 8th, 1895 (May 08 1895)BirthEdmund Wilson, American writer (died in 1972)Edmund Wilson Quotes
May 8th, 1893 (May 08 1893)BirthEdd Roush, baseball player (died in 1988)
May 8th, 1893 (May 08 1893)BirthTeddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (died in 1963)
May 8th, 1891 (May 08 1891)DeathHelena Blavatsky, Russian-born author (born in 1831)
May 8th, 1886 (May 08 1886)EventPharmacist John Styth Pemberton invents a carbonated beverage that would later be named "Coca-Cola".
May 8th, 1884 (May 08 1884)BirthHarry S Truman, President of the United States (died in 1972)
May 8th, 1880 (May 08 1880)DeathGustave Flaubert, French novelist (born in 1821)Gustave Flaubert Quotes
May 8th, 1877 (May 08 1877)EventAt Gilmore s Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens (ends May 11).
May 8th, 1873 (May 08 1873)DeathJohn Stuart Mill, English philosopher (born in 1806)John Stuart Mill Quotes
May 8th, 1861 (May 08 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is named the capital of the Confederate States of America.
May 8th, 1859 (May 08 1859)BirthJohan Jensen, Danish mathematician (died in 1925)
May 8th, 1858 (May 08 1858)BirthJohn Meade Falkner, English novelist (died in 1932)
May 8th, 1853 (May 08 1853)BirthDan Brouthers, baseball player (died in 1932)
May 8th, 1853 (May 08 1853)DeathJan Roothaan, Dutch priest (born in 1785)
May 8th, 1850 (May 08 1850)BirthRoss Barnes, baseball player (died in 1915)
May 8th, 1847 (May 08 1847)BirthOscar Hammerstein I, American theater producer and impresario (died in 1919)
May 8th, 1846 (May 08 1846)EventMexican-American War: The Battle of Palo Alto - Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the war.Zachary Taylor Quotes
May 8th, 1842 (May 08 1842)BirthEmil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist (died in 1909)
May 8th, 1842 (May 08 1842)DeathJules Dumont d Urville, French explorer (born in 1790)
May 8th, 1839 (May 08 1839)BirthAdolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist (O Canada) (died in 1920)
May 8th, 1837 (May 08 1837)DeathAlexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman (born in 1770)
May 8th, 1829 (May 08 1829)BirthLouis Moreau Gottschalk, American musician (died in 1869)
May 8th, 1828 (May 08 1828)BirthJean Henri Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross; Nobel laureate (died in 1910)
May 8th, 1828 (May 08 1828)BirthSharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk (died in 1898)
May 8th, 1828 (May 08 1828)DeathMauro Giuliani, Italian composer (born in 1781)
May 8th, 1825 (May 08 1825)BirthGeorge Bruce Malleson, Indian officer (died in 1898)
May 8th, 1821 (May 08 1821)EventGreek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.
May 8th, 1821 (May 08 1821)BirthWilliam Henry Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (died in 1885)
May 8th, 1819 (May 08 1819)DeathKamehameha I, King of Hawaii
May 8th, 1794 (May 08 1794)EventBranded a traitor during the Reign of Terror by revolutionists, French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, who was also a tax collector with the Ferme Generale, is tried, convicted, and guillotined all on one day in Paris.
May 8th, 1794 (May 08 1794)DeathAntoine Lavoisier, French chemist (executed) (born in 1743)
May 8th, 1788 (May 08 1788)DeathGiovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born physician and naturalist (born in 1723)
May 8th, 1786 (May 08 1786)BirthJean Vianney, French Catholic priest (died in 1859)
May 8th, 1785 (May 08 1785)DeathEtienne Francois, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (born in 1719)
May 8th, 1785 (May 08 1785)DeathPietro Longhi, Venetian painter (born in 1701)
May 8th, 1781 (May 08 1781)DeathRichard Jago, English poet (born in 1715)
May 8th, 1773 (May 08 1773)DeathAli Bey Al-Kabir, Mamluk Sultan of Egypt (born in 1728) Kabir Quotes
May 8th, 1766 (May 08 1766)DeathSamuel Chandler, English non-conformist minister (born in 1693)
May 8th, 1753 (May 08 1753)BirthMiguel Hidalgo Mexican revolutionary (died in 1811)
May 8th, 1738 (May 08 1738)BirthMikhail Kamensky, Russian general (died in 1809)
May 8th, 1735 (May 08 1735)BirthSir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (died in 1811)
May 8th, 1672 (May 08 1672)DeathJean-Armand du Peyrer, Comte de Treville and French Officer (born in 1598)
May 8th, 1670 (May 08 1670)BirthCharles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (died in 1726)
May 8th, 1668 (May 08 1668)BirthAlain-Rene Lesage, French writer (died in 1747)Alain-Rene Lesage Quotes
May 8th, 1653 (May 08 1653)BirthClaude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshall of France (died in 1734)
May 8th, 1632 (May 08 1632)BirthHeino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German marshal (died in 1706)
May 8th, 1629 (May 08 1629)BirthNiels Juel, Danish admiral (died in 1697)
May 8th, 1622 (May 08 1622)BirthClaes Ralamb, Swedish statesman (died in 1698)
May 8th, 1587 (May 08 1587)BirthVictor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (died in 1637)
May 8th, 1541 (May 08 1541)EventHernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Rio de Espiritu Santo.
May 8th, 1538 (May 08 1538)DeathEdward Fox, English bishop
May 8th, 1521 (May 08 1521)BirthPetrus Canisius, Dutch Jesuit (died in 1597)
May 8th, 1473 (May 08 1473)DeathJohn Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (born in 1420)
May 8th, 1460 (May 08 1460)BirthFrederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (died in 1536)
May 8th, 1450 (May 08 1450)EventJack Cade s Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI.
May 8th, 1326 (May 08 1326)BirthJoanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (died in 1360)
May 8th, 1319 (May 08 1319)DeathKing Haakon V of Norway (born in 1270)
May 8th, 1278 (May 08 1278)DeathEmperor Duanzong of China (born in 1268)
May 8th, 1192 (May 08 1192)DeathDuke Ottokar IV of Styria (born in 1163)
May 8th, 0589 (May 08 0589)EventReccared summons the Third Council of Toledo

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