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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1887

Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar

Death
1891

Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+

Birth
1891

Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies

Death
1892

Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show)

Birth
1893

Francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)

Birth
1894

Klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79

Death
1895

China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki

Event
1895

Jos‚ G¢mez, [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter

Birth
1895

Fulton J Sheen, El Paso Ill, bishop (Life is Worth Living)

Birth
1895

Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)

Birth
1896

Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire

Event
1897

22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51¬

Event
1899

[Friedrich] August von Hayek, Aust/British economist (Road to Serfdom)

Birth
1899

Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter

Birth
1900

Galveston Texas, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die

Event
1900

250 grave robbers shot to death

Event
1900

John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson sign with Cardinals

Event
1901

In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4

Event
1902

Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist

Birth
1902

Milford "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ bat early 1930's, All Black half)

Birth
1902

Mt Pel‚e erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000

Event
1903

Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian (Grand Chef)

Birth
1903

EugŠne-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies

Death
1903

Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)

Birth
1904

John Snagge, commentator (BBC)

Birth