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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1942

Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea

Event
1942

Angel Cordero Jr, Santurce PR, jockey (Seattle Slew) [or Nov 8]

Birth
1942

Ruth Holland, journalist

Birth
1942

German summer offensive opens in Crimea

Event
1942

Robin Hobbs, cricketer (England leg-spinner 1967-71)

Birth
1942

1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund

Event
1943

Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed

Death
1943

Toni Tennille, Montgomery Ala, female Beachboy (Capt and Tennille)

Birth
1943

69th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4

Event
1943

Adm Cunningham of Brit fleet: "Sink, burn and destroy; let nothing pass"

Event
1943

Rick Samwell-Smith, rocker (Yardbirds-For Your Love)

Birth
1943

Paul Samwell-Smith, rocker (Yardbirds-For Your Love)

Birth
1944

Gary Glitter, [Paul Gadd], England, rocker (Rock and Roll Part II)

Birth
1944

U-575 sinks Asphodel

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1944

33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death

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1944

1st eye bank opens (NYC)

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1945

Canadian troops move into Amsterdam

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1945

Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet

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1945

Gen Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov

Event
1945

Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist (Holland's secret service)

Birth
1945

Keith Jarrett, jazz musician/film composer (Nachtfahrer)

Birth
1945

V-E Day; Germany signs unconditional surrender, WW II ends in Europe

Event
1946

Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game

Event
1947

A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson and the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon

Event
1947

Felicity Lott, English soprano (We come to the river)

Birth