On this day: May 8

Published On: May 07 2013 03:31:45 PM CDT   Updated On: May 08 2014 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 - Battle of Palo Alto
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1846: Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the Battle of Palo Alto, the first major battle of the Mexican-American War.

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