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

  • Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer