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 - smallpox
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1980: The eradication of smallpox is endorsed by the World Health Organization. Pictured here is Rahima Banu, a 2-year old girl from the village of Kuralia in Bangladesh, who, in 1975, became the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox. A WHO team treated Banu, who recovered fully.

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