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 - V-E Day
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1945: World War II Allies formally accept the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, thus ending the war in Europe. The day became known as Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day. Seen here is British Prime Minister Winston Churchill waving to crowds in London after broadcasting to the nation the war with Germany was over.

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