On This Day: May 08th

This is 129th day of the year and 237 days remain in the year.

in history
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was guillotined during the Reign of Terror.
The first Westminister Dog Show was held.
Mount Pelee on Martinique erupted, destroying the town of St. Pierre, and killing 40,000 people.
V-E Day marks the European victory of the Allies in World War II.
The 10-week Wounded Knee occupation ended when members of the American Indian Movement surrendered.
David Berkowitz, a.k.a. the “Son of Sam,” plead guilty to killing six people in New York City.
The Citadel in South Carolina graduated its first female cadet, Nancy Mace.
May 08 Birthdays
Harry S. Truman1884–1972, former U.S. president, born in Lamar, Missouri.
Peter Benchleynovelist
Jean Henri Dunantfounder of the International Red Cross
Edward Gibbonhistorian
Thomas Pynchonnovelist

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