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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1904

John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator

Birth
1904

Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies

Death
1905

Inglis Gundry, composer

Birth
1906

David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)

Birth
1906

Roberto Rossellini, Rome Italy, director (Open City)

Birth
1906

Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield and hits 2 HRs

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1907

Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

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1907

Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0

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1908

Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)

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1909

Frederick Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31)

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1909

Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies

Death
1909

Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)

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1910

Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)

Birth
1910

Ronald Russell, actor/manager (We are Angels, Little Dorrit)

Birth
1911

Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman, Dutch lawyer/foreign minister

Birth
1911

Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)

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1912

George Woodcock, author

Birth
1912

Gertrud Fussenegger, [Dorn], Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)

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1913

Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)

Birth
1914

Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)

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1915

Henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82

Death
1915

41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4

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1915

John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)

Birth
1916

Gordon Scarrott, engineer

Birth
1916

German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes

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