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May 8


1541   Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River

1886   Coca-Cola is invented.

1941   Paramount Pictures is formed.

1945   VE Day. German forces agree to an unconditional surrender.

Famous Birthdays:

1884   Harry S. Truman (33rd US President)

1926   Don Rickles (Comedian)

1940   Tony Tenille (Singer)

1964   Melissa Gilbert (Actress from Little House on the Prairie)

1964   Bobby Labonte (NASCAR race car driver)

1975   Enrique Iglesias (Singer)

Today in History Archive:

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