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May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). There are 237 days remaining. The Gregorian calendar is the calendar widely used in the Western world. ... A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing an extra day or month in order to keep the calendar year in sync with an astronomical or seasonal year. ...

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This article is about the month of May. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining, as the last day of May. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


Events

Events March - French troops under Guy de Richemont besiege the English commander in France, Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, in Caen April 15 - Battle of Formigny. ... Jack Cade was the leader of a popular revolt in late medieval Europe in the 1450 Kent rebellion which took place in the time of King Henry VI in England. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Henry VI (December 6, 1421 – May 21/22, 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 (though with a Regent until 1437) and then from 1470 to 1471. ... Events The first official translation of the entire Bible in Swedish February 12 - Pedro de Valdivia founds Santiago de Chile. ... Hernando de Soto Hernando de Soto (born 1496 or 1500, Jerez de los Caballeros, Extremadura, and died 21 May 1542, probably on a branch of the Mississippi river near present-day Lake City, Arkansas) was a Spanish navigator and conquistador; de Soto participated in the conquest of Panama at the... Length 6,270 km Elevation of the source 450 m Average discharge Saint Louis¹: 5,500 m³/s Vicksburg²: 16,800 m³/s Baton Rouge³: 12,800 m³/s Area watershed 2,980,000 km² Origin Lake Itasca Mouth Gulf of Mexico Basin countries United States (98. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... In law, treason is the crime of disloyalty to ones nation. ... The Reign of Terror (June 1793 - July 1794) was a period in the French Revolution characterized by brutal repression. ... The period of the French Revolution is very important in the history of France and the world. ... Portrait of Monsieur Lavoisier and his Wife, by Jacques-Louis David Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (August 26, 1743 – May 8, 1794) was a French nobleman prominent in the histories of chemistry, finance, biology, and economics. ... Public guillotining in Lons-le-Saunier, 1878 Badische Guillotine Portrait of Dr. Guillotin The guillotine is a machine used for the application of capital punishment by decapitation. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Mexican-American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. ... The Battle of Palo Alto was the first major battle of the Mexican-American War and was fought on May 8, 1846 on disputed ground five miles (8 km) from the modern-day city of Brownsville, Texas. ... Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850), also known as Old Rough and Ready, was the twelfth President of the United States, serving from 1849 to 1850. ... The Rio Grande flowing past Albuquerque Rio Grande by Big Bend National Park,Texas Known as the Rio Grande in the United States and as the Río Bravo (or, more formally, the Río Bravo del Norte) in Mexico, the river rises in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, USA, flows... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) of the United States of America. ... National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a dog show that takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City every year. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... Dr. John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 - August 16, 1888) was an American druggist who invented Coca-Cola. ... Carbonated bubbles in a soda float to the surface. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... In the UK, County cricket is the domestic form of the sport of cricket that is considered to be first-class cricket. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Italian football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for football clubs in Italy. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Irish Literary Theatre was a precursor to the Abbey Theatre. ... Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath1),is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located2 near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin region3. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Mount Pelée (French: Montagne Pelée, Bald Mountain) is an active volcano on the northern tip of the French département of Martinique in the Caribbean. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1987 to 1995. ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) (Devanagari: मोहनदास करमचन्द गांधी), called Mahatma Gandhi, was the charismatic leader who brought the cause of Indias independence from British colonial rule to world attention. ... 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air. ... Battle of the Coral Sea Conflict World War II, Pacific War Date May 4 – May 8, 1942 Place Coral Sea, between Australia, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands Result Tactical Japanese victory Strategic Allied victory The Battle of the Coral Sea, in early May 1942, was arguably the turning point... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) was May 8, 1945, the date when the Allies during the Second World War formally celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitlers Reich. ... The French Army (Armée de Terre) is one component in the Military of France. ... Map of Algeria showing Setif province The Setif massacre was an attack on Algerian protesters by colonial French soldiers on May 8, 1945, the same day that Germany surrendered in World War II. Anti-French sentiment had been building across Algeria for months, leading to thousand-person protests in such... 1967 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... Davao, formerly Davao del Norte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Davao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Davao Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... The Vietnam War was fought from 1957 to 1975 between Soviet-supported Vietnamese nationalist and Communist forces and an array of Western and pro-Western forces, most notably the United States. ... Order: 37th President Vice President: Spiro Agnew (1969–1973), Gerald R. Ford (1973–1974) Term of office: January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974 Preceded by: Lyndon B. Johnson Succeeded by: Gerald R. Ford Date of birth: January 9, 1913 Place of birth: Yorba Linda, California Date of death: April 22... A naval mine is a stationary self-contained explosive device placed in water, to destroy ships and/or submarines. ... The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cá»™ng Hòa), also known as North Vietnam, was founded by Ho Chi Minh and was recognized by China and the USSR in 1950. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... The American Indian Movement (AIM), is an American Indian civil rights group in the United States that burst on the national scene with its seizure of Alcatraz Island in 1968, the BIA headquarters in Washington, D.C., in 1972 and the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the... Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a Lakota-Sioux Native American reservation located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. ... Wounded Knee is a census-designated place located in Shannon County, South Dakota. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, United States. ... Griffith Observatory and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Denis Lortie is a Canadian murderer, who killed three Quebec government employees in 1984. ... ... The Quebec Parliament Building at night The National Assembly of Québec (French: Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the legislative body of the Province of Quebec, Canada. ... Cross of Valour The Cross of Valour (official post-nominal letters CV) is the highest Canadian civilian award for bravery. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official Unit Names 21 Special Air Service Regiment (Artists Rifles) 22 Special Air Service Regiment 23 Special Air Service Regiment Nicknames The Regiment 21SAS, 22SAS, 23SAS The SAS The sass Them Mottos Who Dares Wins (official) Speed Aggression Surprise (unofficial) Description Britains elite Special Forces unit. ... The so-called Loughall Martyrs were a group of eight men from the Provisional IRAs East Tyrone Brigade who, after conducting a series of guerrilla attacks, were ambushed and killed on May 8, 1987 by British special forces, the SAS. Membership The East Tyrone Brigade consisted of: Commander Patrick... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... China Southern Airlines (中国南方航空) is an airline based in Guangzhou in the Guangdong province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Nancy Mace was one of the first female cadets in the Citadel. ... The Citadel (college) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The old Canadian War Museum building on Sussex Drive The new Canadian War Museum, under construction at Lebreton Flats The Canadian War Museum, located in Ottawa, Ontario is a Canadian museum that honours Canadas veterans and commemorates the wars and conflicts in which Canada has taken part. ... Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) was May 8, 1945, the date when the Allies during the Second World War formally celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitlers Reich. ...

Births

Events January 3 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther. ... Petrus Canisius (May 8, 1521 – December 21, 1597) was a Roman Catholic teacher and preacher in Germany, Austria, and Bohemia, fighting against the spread of Protestantism. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Events January 24 - Battle of Turnhout. ... Events February 2 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated. ... Marshal Villars of France. ... Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... Events 16 April - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ... Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland (8 May 1735-15 October 1811) was a notable English portrait painter (and later a politician). ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... George Bruce Malleson (May 8, 1825 - March 1, 1898), English officer in India and author, was born at Wimbledon. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jean Henri Dunant (May 8, 1828 - October 30, 1910) (often called Henry Dunant or Henri Dunant) was a Swiss businessman and humanitarian who founded the Red Cross movement. ... The terms Red Cross and Red Crescent are often used as short names for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, or its two leading international organs, the ICRC and the IFRCS. This page is about the symbol itself, see respective articles for information about the organizations and movements. ... Nobel Peace Prize (where Nobel is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable) is one of five Nobel Prizes requested by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Louis Moreau Gottschalk pictured on a 1864 Publication of The Dying Poet for piano Louis Moreau Gottschalk (May 8, 1829 – December 18, 1869) was an American composer and pianist, best known as a virtuoso performer of his own romantic piano pieces. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Emil Christian Hansen (May 8, 1842 - August 27, 1909) was a Danish fermentation physiologist. ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Photo of Ross Barnes Ross Barnes (May 8, 1850 - February 5, 1915) was one of the stars of baseballs National Association and the early National League from 1871 to 1881, playing second base and shortstop. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... For the victim of Mt. ... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Bishop Sheen was known for his dynamic and thoughtful preaching Archbishop Fulton John Sheen (May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was televisions first preacher of note, in the early 1950s on the DuMont Television Network. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin (May 8, 1903 - February 26, 1971), better known as Fernandel, was a French actor. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Ernest Loring Red Nichols (May 8, 1905–June 28, 1965) was a United States jazz cornettist. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Roberto Rossellini (May 8, 1906 - June 3, 1977), was an Italian film director. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1911 is a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Robert Johnson Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) is probably the most famous Delta blues singer and guitarist in history. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Romain Gary (May 8, 1914–December 2, 1980) was a novelist, film director, WWII pilot and diplomat. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... João Havelange (born May 8, 1916 in Brazil) was the president of FIFA from 1974 to 1998. ... FIFA logo (usage restricted): For the Good of the Game Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the international governing body of the sport of association football (called simply football or soccer). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Lex Barker (May 8, 1919 - May 11, 1973) was born Alexander Crichlow Barker, Jr. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ali Hassan Mwinyi (born May 8, 1925) was the president of the United Republic of Tanzania from 1985 to 1995. ... This page contains a list of presidents of Tanzania. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Attenborough with a pair of albatrosses in the series Life in the Freezer Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS, born May 8, 1926 in London, (the younger brother of director and actor Richard Attenborough), is the presenter of many ground-breaking and award winning BBC wildlife documentaries... Don Rickles (born May 8, 1926) is an American comedian and actor. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Theodore Sorenson (born 1928) is a lawyer and writer. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Heather Harper (born May 8, 1930) is an Irish soprano. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Phyllida Law (born May 8, 1932) is a British actress, born in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Charles Sonny Liston (May 8, 1932 – December 30, 1970), was a boxer who became world Heavyweight champion, and whose life and personality were always obscure. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... John Jack Charlton (born May 8, 1935 in Ashington Northumberland, England) was an England international footballer, spending his entire career at Leeds United F.C. (May 1, 1952 to May 16, 1973), for whom he scored 96 goals in 773 appearances. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Thomas Pynchon pictured in his high school yearbook. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Eric Hilliard Ricky Nelson, alternately Rick Nelson (May 8, 1940 - December 31, 1985), was one of the first American teen idols. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Toni Tennille (born May 8, 1943) is one-half of the 1970s singing group Captain & Tennille. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Gary Glitter (born May 8, 1944 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK) was a British rock and roll performer in the early 1970s, most notable for his hit song Rock and Roll, parts of which have become an almost ubiquitous anthem at many American professional sports events. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Keith Jarrett (born May 8, 1945 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is considered one of the most important living jazz piano players. ... 1948 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... Dame Felicity Lott (born May 8, 1948) is an English soprano universally known as Flott. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Tom Tom Club was a New Wave band, a side project set up by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also members of the Talking Heads. ... Talking Heads was a new wave rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, and composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Alexander Arthur Van Halen (born May 8, 1953) is the brother of Edward Van Halen and is the drummer and founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. ... The current line-up for the band Van Halen, from left to right: Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen Van Halen is a United States hard rock band named after the guitarist Eddie Van Halen and his brother drummer Alex Van Halen. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Keith (born May 8, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American actor and director. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an American actress. ... The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is the labor union representing film actors in the United States. ... Bobby Labonte Bobby Labonte races at the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2004. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Claudio André Mergen Taffarel (born May 8, 1966 in Santa Rosa, Brazil) is a former football (soccer) goalkeeper, who backstopped Brazil to victory at the 1994 World Cup. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Darren Hayes (born 8 May 1972 in Brisbane Queensland, Australia) is a successful singer/songwriter. ... Angra Angra (which means Goddess of Fire) is the name for a power metal band from São Paulo, Brazil known for putting regional elements in their songs. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Korey Stringer (May 8, 1974 - August 1, 2001) was an American football player who died from complications brought on by heat stroke, during training camp in Mankato, Minnesota while playing for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... For the economist and president of the Inter-American Development Bank, see Enrique V. Iglesias. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976) is a Canadian folk-pop singer. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Michelle McManus (born Glasgow, 8th May 1980) is a singer who became briefly famous after winning Pop Idol 2 in the UK, with her subsequent single All This Time spent 3 weeks at number one in February 2003. ...

Deaths

1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Portrait of Monsieur Lavoisier and his Wife, by Jacques-Louis David Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (August 26, 1743 – May 8, 1794) was a French nobleman prominent in the histories of chemistry, finance, biology, and economics. ... Events February 14 - Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister February 21 - - The premiere in London of George Frideric Handels oratorio, Samson. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Mauro Giuliani (July 27, 1781 – May 8, 1828) was an Italian guitarist and composer, active in Vienna. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Rear Admiral Jules Sébastien César Dumont dUrville (May 23, 1790 – May 8, 1842) was a French explorer and naval officer, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica. ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... John Stuart Mill (May 20, 1806 – May 8, 1873), aka JS Mill, an English philosopher and political economist, was an influential liberal thinker of the 19th century. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Gustave Flaubert Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) is counted among the greatest Western novelists. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Helena Blavatsky Helena Petrovna Hahn (also Hélène) (July 31, 1831 (O.S.) (August 12, 1831 (N.S.)) - May 8, 1891 London, England), better known as Helena Blavatsky or Madame Blavatsky was the founder of Theosophy. ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Harry Gordon Selfridge (11 January 1858-8 May 1947) founded the Selfridges department store in Londons Oxford Street in 1909. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... William Fox (born Wilhelm Fried in January 1, 1879–May 8, 1952) was the founder of Fox Film Corporation, now 20th Century Fox. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... John Henry Constantine Whitehead (11 November 1904- 8 May 1960), known as Henry, was a British mathematician who was one of the founders of homotopy theory. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Avery Brundage (September 28, 1887 _ May 8, 1975) was an American athlete, sports official, art collector and philanthropist. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gilles Villeneuve Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve (January 18, 1950 – May 8, 1982) was a world-renowned Formula One racing driver. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Theodore Sturgeon (February 26, 1918 Staten Island, New York - May 8, 1985) was an American science fiction author. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert A. Heinlein Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most influential authors in the science fiction genre. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jean Langlais (15 February 1907 – May 8, 1991) was a French composer of modern classical music and organist. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Rudolf Serkin (March 28, 1903 – May 8, 1991) was an Austrian-American pianist. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Avram Davidson (April 23, 1923 - May 8, 1993) was a crime fiction, fantasy fiction, and science fiction writer and editor. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... George Peppard George Peppard (October 1, 1928 - May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde (March 28, 1921 - May 8, 1999), better known by the stage name Dirk Bogarde, was an actor. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Plato as she appeared as Kimberly Drummond in the late 70s sitcom Diffrent Strokes. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Holidays and observances

The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Ancient Roman polity in the centuries following its reorganization under the leadership of Octavian (better known as Caesar Augustus). ... In Roman mythology, Mens personified thought, consciousness and the mind. ... Mothers Day is a day for celebrating motherhood and thanking mothers. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... 2011 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) was May 8, 1945, the date when the Allies during the Second World War formally celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitlers Reich. ...

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1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Billy Murray (25 May 1877 - 17 August 1954) was one of the most popular singers in the United States in the early decades of the 20th century. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Anita ODay (born October 18, 1919) is a American jazz singer. ... Roy David Eldridge (January 30, 1911- February 6, 1989) was a jazz trumpet player in the Swing era. ... Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 - October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential Polish-American jazz and big band kit drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. ...

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  • Today in History: May 8

May 7 - May 9 - April 8 - June 8 – listing of all days May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... Condensed list of historical anniversaries. ...

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May 08 (539 words)
Grant that every woman may come to understand the full meaning of that blessing, which gives her an unlimited capacity for selfless love for every child she may be privileged to bear, and for all Your children.
Grant that they may know the joy of fulfilling this motherly calling of women, whether in teaching, nursing, religious life, or in other work which recognizes and fosters the true dignity of every human being created in Your image and likeness.
May they ever follow the example of Mary, mother of Our Lord, and imitate her fidelity, her humility, and her self-giving love.
ART / 4 / 2DAY (7527 words)
The artist’s idyllic Tahitian landscapes In the Vanilla Grove, Man and Horse and Haere Mai reveal the contradictions between myth and reality that are inherent to “primitivism.” Both canvases probably depict the area surrounding Mataiea, the small village in which Gauguin settled during the fall of 1891.
As richly hued tapestries of flattened forms, they are, however, only evocations of the lush Tahitian terrain, reflecting the simplicity of form sought by the artist during his first visit to the island.
Gauguin painted the phrase “Haere Mai,” which means “Come here!” in Tahitian, onto the other canvas in the lower-right corner, but it does not appear to coincide with the content of the painting.
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