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On this day: May 8

Published On: May 07 2013 03:31:45 PM CDT   Updated On: May 08 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The first Westminster dog show takes place, Coca-Cola is sold for the first time, the Beatles release their final album, and the Soviet Union announces a boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics, all on this day.

OTD May 8 - Revolution coaster
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Roller Coaster Philosophy, Jeremy Thompson/Wikimedia Commons

1976: The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif.

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