May 8, 1919 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
  • 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.

Birthdays in History


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