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8 May

453BCE – China – Battle of Jinyang ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jinyang

535 – Rome – Pope John II died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_II

615 – Rome – Pope Boniface IV died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Boniface_IV

685 – Rome – Pope Benedict II died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_II

1429 – France – Siege of Orléans ended (Hundred Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Orl%C3%A9ans

1450 – England – Jack Cade’s Rebellion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Cade#Rebellion

1721 – Rome – Cardinal Michelangelo Conti became Pope Innocent XIII. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Innocent_XIII

1794 – France – Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier executed as a traitor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Lavoisier

1821 – Greece – Battle of Gravia Inn (Greek War of Independence). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gravia_Inn

1842 – France – Train derailed in Paris, up to 200 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versailles_rail_accident

1846 – USA – Battle of Palo Alto (Mexican-American War). http://www.history.com/topics/battle-of-palo-alto

1847 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 8.4Mw, epicentre in Chūbu region.

1852 – Germany, Denmark – First Schleswig War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Schleswig_War

1864 – USA – Battle of Spotsylvania Court House began (American Civil War). https://youtu.be/fz8fG2nYqlc http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/spotsylvania-court-house.html

1867 – UK – Earthquake measuring 3.0Mw, epicentre in Comrie, Scotland.

1877 – USA – First Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Kennel_Club_Dog_Show

1886 – USA – Coca-Cola first sold as a patent medicine. http://www.coca-cola.co.uk/packages/history/our-story-1886-1892–the-beginning/

1897 – Greece – Greco-Turkish War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greco-Turkish_War_(1897)

1898 – Puerto Rico – Puerto Rican Campaign began (Spanish-American War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_Campaign


1902 – Caribbean – Mount Pelée, Martinique, erupted, town of Saint-Pierre destroyed, 30,000 killed. https://youtu.be/Mu4zH7f3skI WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.explorevolcanoes.com/Martinique-caribbean-volcano.html

1912 – USA – Paramount Pictures founded. http://www.paramount.com/100-years-paramount/paramount-story

1924 – France – The Klaipėda Convention signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaip%C4%97da_Convention

1927 – France – Charles Nungesser & François Coli missing in White Bird biplane. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Oiseau_Blanc  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2322392/Fresh-search-begins-remains-White-Bird-plane-mysteriously-vanished-86-years-ago-killing-pilots.html

1933 – India – Mohandas Gandhi began 21 day fast. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fasts_undertaken_by_Mahatma_Gandhi

1941 – UK – German bombers hit Nottingham and Derby (WWII). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottingham_Blitz http://www.redmilearchive.freeuk.com/bombs.html

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Hamburg & Bremen (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – Philippines – Philippines Campaign ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines_Campaign_(1941%E2%80%9342)


1942 – Coral Sea – Battle of the Coral Sea ended (WWII). https://youtu.be/qj-bAJgwej4 WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Coral_Sea

1942 – Cocos Islands – Cocos Islands Mutiny (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Islands_mutiny

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Warnemünde (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – China – USAAF plane crashed near Lanping, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440508-2

1945 – Algeria – Sétif & Guelma Massacre (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A9tif_and_Guelma_massacre

1945 – Czechoslovakia – Prague Uprising ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_uprising

1945 – Atlantic Ocean – Battle of the Atlantic ended (WWII). https://youtu.be/n8d8B7TOFt8 WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Atlantic

1945 – Netherlands – Operation Chowhound ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operations_Manna_and_Chowhound


1945 – Europe – V-E Day (WWII). https://youtu.be/NEavcsrMoMw http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/ve_day


1945 – Canada – Halifax Riot ended. https://youtu.be/i9dy9HHhrWg WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_riot

1955 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Barnesville, OH, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550508-0

1955 – Ukraine – Aeroflot plane crashed near Dnepropetrovsk Airport, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550508-1

1962 – India – Rabindra Bharati Univeristy founded. http://rbu.ac.in/about-us/

1963 – South Vietnam – Hue Phat Đan Shootings, 9 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu%E1%BA%BF_Ph%E1%BA%ADt_%C4%90%E1%BA%A3n_shootings


1970 – USA – Hard Hat Riot in New York. https://youtu.be/SB5EfwyVZyI WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Hat_Riot

1972 – Israel – Sabena Flight 571 hijacked at Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720508-0


1973 – USA – Wounded Knee Incident ended. https://youtu.be/Opbxnuw0Dw0 WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_incident

1974 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 6.5Mw, epicentre off Izu Peninsula, 25 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_Izu_Peninsula_earthquake

1978 – USA – National Airlines Flight 193 crashed in Escambia Bay, Florida, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19780508-1

1984 – Canada – Quebec National Assembly Shooting, 3 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/1984/05/09/world/soldier-in-quebec-opens-fire-at-legislature-killing-three.html


1984 – UK – The Thames Barrier, London, officially opened. https://youtu.be/Az-XNb2BVyI  https://youtu.be/2crLJwq3Ous http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2559399/Thames-Barrier-turns-30-Stunning-images-reveal-complex-machinery-thats-shielding-London-floods.html

1987 – Northern Ireland – Loughgall Ambush (The Troubles). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughgall_ambush

1987 – Puerto Rico – American Eagle Flight 5452 crashed at Mayagüez, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19870508-0

1992 – Azerbaijan – Capture of Shusha began (Nagorno-Karabakh War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Shusha

1997 – China – China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashed at Shenzhen Airport, 35 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19970508-0

York

1638 – Henry Aske was executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf