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Today In History

Here are some interesting facts ih history happened on 8 May.

  1. Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River

  2. British Capt George Vancouver sights - names Mt Rainier - Wash

  3. 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas

  4. Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola

  5. Mt Pel‚e erupts - wipes out St Pierre - Martinique

  6. 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)

  7. Battle of Coral Sea ends

  8. VE Day - Germany surrendered - WW II ends in Europe

  9. Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game

  10. Dacron men's suits introduced

  11. 1st shot-put over 60 feet - Parry O'Brien - Los Angeles - Ca

  12. VP Nixon was shoved stoned booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru

  13. 1st practical sea water conversion plant - Freeport Texas

  14. Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal - Washington

  15. Jim (Catfish) Hunter of Oakland pitches perfect game vs Twins

  16. Beatles release "Let it Be" album

  17. Knicks beat Lakers for basketball championship

  18. Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Sq Garden

  19. Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for ten weeks surrendered

  20. Sabres only take 15 shots - Islanders - 22 in a playoff

  21. Ron Davis pitches 10th consecutive strike out - 1 short of record

  22. Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT) - Stanley Cup- Isles hold 1-0 lead

  23. USSR announces it would not participate in LA Summer Olympics

Birthdays

These famous people were born on 8 May.

  1. 1737 - Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire)

  2. 1786 - Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry

  3. 1824 - William Walker, filibuster, president of Nicaragua (1856-57)

  4. 1828 - Henri Dunant, of Switzerland, founded Red Cross, YMCA (Nobel 1901)

  5. 1829 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist

  6. 1884 - Harry S Truman, 32nd President (1945-1949)

  7. 1895 - Jose G¢mez (Joselito el Gallo), bullfighter

  8. 1895 - Fulton J Sheen, bishop

  9. 1920 - Sloan Wilson, American novelist

  10. 1926 - Don Rickles, comedian

  11. 1926 - David Attenborough, Environmentalist

  12. 1928 - Theodore Sorenson, former presidential advisor

  13. 1930 - Gary Snyder, beat poet (Rip Rap and Cold Mountain Poems)

  14. 1930 - Doug Atkins, NFL defensive end (Cleveland, Chicago, New Orleans)

  15. 1935 - Salome Jens, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  16. 1937 - Sen Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz

  17. 1940 - Peter Benchley, author (Jaws, The Deep)

  18. 1940 - Ricky Nelson, rock star (Hello Mary Lou, It's Late, Garden Party)

  19. 1942 - Angel Cordero, Jockey

  20. 1943 - Toni Tennille, only female Beachboy in Montgomery Ala

  21. 1964 - Melissa Gilbert, LA