May 08 in History – What happened on 08 May in Past

✅ Published on May 8th, 2021 in May in History

08 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 08, the day number in a year is 128 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 129. May 08 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 08 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
453The house of Zhao defeated the house of Zhi, ending theBattle of Jinyang, a military conflict between the elite families of theState of Jin during the Spring and Autumn period of China.
1541Spanish conquistadors led by Hernando de Soto becamethe first documented Europeans to reach the Mississippi River.
1541Hernando de Soto discovered the Mississippi River.
1671Irish-born Colonel Thomas Blood was caught trying to steal theEnglish Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
1713United Pieterburg St. Petersburg) was made the capital of Russia in place of Masqua.
1721Pope Innocent XIII Pope Clement XI succeeded as the 244th Pope.
1736Frederick, the prince of Wales, married Princess Augusta of Saxe-Goth.
1741France and Bavaria signed Nymphenburg agreement.
1773In Egypt, the Ottoman rebels revolted, killing Ali Bay, the Malluk Sultan of Egypt.
1842A train derailed and caught fire in Paris, killing between 52 and 200 people.
1847Robert W. to rubber tires Thompson got patented.
1863American Civil War: Commenced the siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana by the military union.
1886In Atlanta, American pharmacist John Pemberton first sold his carbonated beverage Coca-Cola as a patent medicine, claiming that it cured a number of diseases.
1886American pharmacist Dr. John Pemberton made a carbonated drink named Coca Cola.
1898The first game of the Italy Football League was played.
1919First transatlantic flight expedition began on May 8, 1919 by United States navy. The Curtiss seaplane NC-4 made a crossing of the Atlantic flying from the United States to Newfoundland, then to the Azores and on to Portugal and finally the United Kingdom. More than one aircraft was used in this expedition which ended on May 31, 1919.
1921Sweden abolishes capital punishment.
1924Lithuania signed the Klaipeda Convention with the nations ofthe Conference of Ambassadors, taking the Klaipeda Region from EastPrussia and making it into an autonomous region under unconditionalsovereignty of Lithuania.
1927French aviators Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli aboardL'Oiseau Blanc biplane, attempting to make the first non-stoptransatlantic flight from Paris to New York, disappeared after takeoff.
1933Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi started a 21-day fast of self purification on May 8, 1933. Harijan movement was inaugurated by him on the same day to improve the lives of untouchables. Gandhi named the Dalits of Hindu community as Harijan, the children of god but his campaign was condemned by Dalit Leader B.R. Ambedkar,the Architect of Indian Constitution post independence.
1933Mahatma Gandhi started the movement against untouchability.
1945Victory in Europe Day or simply known as V-E Day was firstly celebrated on May 8, 1945 to mark the end of World War II in Europe. On this day, Allies of World War II formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces.
1945In the presence of Allied commanders the representatives of Oberkommando der Wehrmacht signed the German Instrument of Surrender,ending World War II in Europe .
1945A parade to celebrate the end of World War II turned into a riot, followed by widespread disturbances and killings in and around Sétif, French Algeria.
1954The central government included Chandranagar in the state of West Bengal.
1956Austria and Israel enhanced diplomatic relations.
1962Ranbindra Bharati University was founded on 8th May in Kolkata to mark the birth centenary of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-European Nobel Prize winner in Literature.
1963In Hu?, South Vietnam, soldiers of the Army of the Republicof Vietnam opened fire into a crowd of Buddhist protestors against agovernment ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesakha, killingnine and sparking the Buddhist crisis.
1963South Vietnam, soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam opened fire into a crowd of Buddhist protestors against agovernment ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesakha, killingnine and sparking the Buddhist crisis.
1970Construction workers in New York City attacked students andothers protesting the Kent State shootings.
1970The Beatles released their 12th and final album "Jaane Bhi Do".
1972Four members of Black September hijacked Sabena Flight 571 to demand the release of 315 convicted Palestinian terrorists.
1976Steel roller coaster Great American Revolution, world’s first modern roller coster with a vertical loop, was opened on May 8, 2015. It was designed by Werner Stengel and located in the Baja Ridge area of six Flags Magic Mountain.
1978Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler climbed the World’s highest mountain Everest on May 8, 1978. It was the first time anyone made the ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.
1980The World Health Organization officially declared smallpox eradicated on May 8, 1980. Smallpox was considered as the most devastating infectious disease caused by either Variola major or Variola minor. This is the only disease that has been completely wiped out throughout the world.
1980The World Health Organization announced the elimination of smallpox (smallpox).
1984Thames barrier was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on May 8, 1984. It was build to prevent the floodplain by exceptionally high tides and storm surges moving up from the North Sea. Construction cost of barrier was around £534 million with an additional £100 million for river defences.
1984The Soviet Union announced the boycott of the Summer Olympicsin Los Angeles, citing security concerns and stated that 'chauvinisticsentiments and an anti-Soviet hysteria [were] being whipped up in theUnited States'.
1984France did nuclear test on the island.
1987A British Army Special Air Service unit ambushed a ProvisionalIrish Republican Army unit in Loughgall, Northern Ireland, killing eightIRA members and a civilian.
1988François Mitterrand's party was re-elected for 7 years in France.
1997China's Southern Airlines flight 3456 crashed, killing 35 people.
1999Nancy Mace became the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college of South Carolina on May 8, 1999. She had received degree in business administration with magna cum laude honors.
200069-year-old Lord Swarajpal of Indian origin was appointed the vice-chancellor of Britain's fourth-largest university in Britain.
2004Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan set the record for most Test wickets with 521 wickets.
2012Dmitry Medvedev assumed the office as the Prime Minister of Russia on May 8, 2012 after being nominated by President Vladimir Putin. He had also served as the third President of Russia from 2008 to 2012. He was the one who recognized the corruption as country’s most severe problem and launched anti-corruption campaign.

Famous Birthdays of May 08 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1959Ikue Sakakibara / Actress / Japan
1986Pemra Özgen / Tennis Player / Turkey
1990Kemba Walker / Basketball Player / United States of America
1991Valentijn Lietmeijer / Basketball Player / Netherlands
1947John Reid / Politician / Scotland
1916João Havelange / Lawyer / Brazil
1981Andrea Barzagli / Footballer / Italy
1972Ray Whitney / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1653Claude Louis Hector de Villars / Politician / France
1898Aloysius Stepinac / Cardinal / Croatia
1913Sid James / Actor / United Kingdom
1951Philip Bailey / Writer / United States of America
1983Juan Martin Goity / Rugby Player / Germany
1906Roberto Rossellini / Writer / Italy
1961Bill de Blasio / Politician / United States of America
1922Mary Q. Steele / Author / United States of America
1977Joe Bonamassa / Writer / United States of America
1622Claes Rålamb / Politician / Sweden
1984Nadine Chandrawinata / Actress / Germany
1632Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming / Politician / Germany
1951Chris Frantz / Drummer / United States of America
1987Felix Jones / Footballer / United States of America
1952Peter McNab / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1980Keyon Dooling / Basketball Player / United States of America
1929Claude Castonguay / Politician / Canada
1920Tom of Finland / Illustrator / Finland
1943Johnny Greaves / Rugby Player / Australia
1972Darren Hayes / Writer / Australia
1976Gonçalo Abecasis / Academic / United States of America
1987Aarne Nirk / Hurdler / Estonia

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