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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1919

Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer

Birth
1919

Appingedam soccer team forms

Event
1919

1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane

Event
1920

Maurice Cranston, political scientist

Birth
1920

Sloan Wilson, Norwalk, Conn, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal

Birth
1920

46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09

Event
1921

Graham Leonard, bishop of London

Birth
1921

Saul Bass, designer

Birth
1921

Sweden abolished capital punishment

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1922

Friedrich D”ppe, writer

Birth
1922

Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)

Birth
1923

Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath

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1924

Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23

Death
1924

Tristan Jones, sailor

Birth
1924

Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres

Event
1924

Memel territories given to Lithuania

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1924

Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut

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1925

Ali Hassan Mwinyi, president of Tanzania (1985- )

Birth
1925

Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, lord of appeal in ordinary

Birth
1925

French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco

Event
1925

51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59

Event
1926

Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)

Birth
1926

1st flight over North Pole (Bennett and Byrd)

Event
1926

Ronald Waterhouse, high court judge

Birth
1926

Fire breaks out in Fenway Park

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