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 - Mount Pelee
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1902: In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing more than 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survived the blast.

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