On this day: May 8

Published On: May 07 2013 03:31:45 PM CDT   Updated On: May 08 2016 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 - Gustave Flaubert
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New York Public Library Archives

1880: French novelist Gustave Flaubert, best known for his first published novel, 1857's "Madame Bovary," dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 58 in Rouen, France.

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