8th of May

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The May 8 is the 128th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 129th in leap years ), thus remain still 237 days until the end of the year. Even the Roman and the Julian calendar to know May 8 (or Maius ). Dates prior to the Gregorian calendar reform are usually given in the Julian calendar.

In many European countries, May 8th is a national celebration or day of remembrance ( Liberation Day ). On this day in 1945 the Second World War ended in Europe.

Historic anniversaries
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Events

Politics and world events

1429: Joan of Arc
1541: Hernando de Soto
1781: Conquest of Pensacola by the Spaniards
1846: Battle of Palo Alto
1864: The Army's Road to Spotsylvania
1942: The USS Lexington burns in the Coral Sea
1945: Keitel ratifies the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht
1949: Treptower Memorial (hill with pavilion and statue)
1985: Richard Weizsäcker
2007: Ian Paisley
2012: Dmitry Medvedev

economy

science and technology

1971: Mariner 8

Culture

1877: Hermes of Olympia (unrestored)
1907: Strandbad Wannsee (1926)

society

religion

1521: Charles V

Disasters

1842: After the Hamburg fire
1902: St. Pierre after the eruption

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

nature and environment

1971: Peneda-Gerês National Park

Sports

1978: Reinhold Messner (1985)
Map of the Olympic Boycotts 1976, 1980 and 1984

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

Petrus Canisius (* 1521)

18th century

Edward Gibbon (* 1737)

19th century

1801-1850

Henry Dunant (* 1828)

1851-1900

José de Madrazo y Agudo (* 1859)
Harry S. Truman (* 1884)
Arnold Hauser (* 1892)

20th century

1901-1925

André Lwoff (* 1902)
Mary Lou Williams (born 1910)
Lex Barker (born 1919)

1926-1950

Manfred Gerlach (* 1928)
Arnulf Baring (* 1932)
Jean Giraud (* 1938)
Gary Glitter (* 1944)

1951-1975

Anthony Appiah (* 1954)
Dieter Vieweger (* 1958)
Melissa Gilbert (* 1964)
Darren Hayes (* 1972)

1976-2000

Matthew Davis (* 1978)
Buakaw Banchamek (* 1982)
Felix Jones (* 1987)

Died

Before the 19th century

Sebastião José de Carvalho e Mello († 1782)

19th century

John Stuart Mill († 1873)

20th century

1901-1950

Eadweard Muybridge († 1904)
Oswald Spengler († 1936)
Hansi Arnstaedt († 1945)

1951-2000

Avery Brundage († 1975)
Luigi Nono († 1990)

21st century

Nasrat Parsa († 2005)
Zeki Alasya († 2015)

Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .


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