What Happened on May 8, 1919

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
  • Appingedam soccer team forms
  • Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mordecai Anielewicz, Jewish commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, born in Wyszków, Second Polish Republic (d. 1943)

Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Mordecai Anielewicz
Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Mordecai Anielewicz
  • Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer