About May 8

May 8, 2021 is the 128th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 237 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Taurus is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 269 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 8

  • 413
    Emperor Honorius signs an edict providing tax relief for the Italian provinces Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania and Calabria, who are plundered by the Visigoths.
  • 589
    Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo.
  • 1450
    Jack Cade’s Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI.
  • 1541
    Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo.
  • 1788
    The French Parlement is suspended to be replaced by the creation of forty-seven new courts.
  • 1886
    Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named “Coca-Cola” as a patent medicine.
  • 1899
    The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.
  • 1902
    In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end with Japanese Imperial Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
  • 1945
    End of the Prague uprising, today celebrated as a national holiday in the Czech Republic.
  • 1945
    World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.
  • 1946
    Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
  • 1963
    South Vietnamese soldiers of Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesak, killing nine.
  • 1967
    The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
  • 1980
    The eradication of smallpox is endorsed by the World Health Organization.
  • 1984
    Thames Barrier officially opened.
  • 1984
    The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1987
    The Loughgall Ambush: The SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 1988
    A fire at Illinois Bell‘s Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS network outage once considered the 'worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history’and still the worst to occur on Mother’s Day.
  • 1997
    A China Southern Airlines Boeing 737 crashes on approach into Bao'an International Airport, killing 35 people.

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