World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1861

L sel¢ Teleki, Hungarian earl/revolutionary, commits suicide

Death
1862

Valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va

Event
1863

Confederaci¢n Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia

Event
1864

James Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56

Death
1864

Battle of Antietam, VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill)

Event
1864

Atlanta Campaign: Sever fighting near Dalton

Event
1864

Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)

Event
1866

Australian Rules Football is created

Event
1871

[mile M] Louis Madelin, French historian (French revolutionary)

Birth
1871

English-US treaty ends Alabama dispute

Event
1873

John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66

Death
1873

Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)

Birth
1876

Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies

Death
1877

1st Westminster Dog Show held

Event
1878

1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines

Event
1879

George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile

Event
1880

Gustave Flaubert, French writer (Salammb“), dies

Death
1881

Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch

Event
1882

Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat

Birth
1882

David Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC

Event
1884

Harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953)

Birth
1885

Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl

Event
1885

Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65

Death
1886

Jef van Hoof, composer

Birth
1886

Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)

Event