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a day to remember

Today is the 3rd day of the 19th week, the 8th day of the 5th month, the 128th day of 2018 [with only 230 shopping days until Christmas], and: 
  • Childhood Depression Awareness Day
  • Free Cone Day (Haagen-Dazs)
  • Free Trade Day
  • Iris Day
  • Mothers At The Wall Day
  • National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • National Coconut Cream Pie Day
  • National Have a Coke Day
  • National Student Nurses Day
  • National Teacher Day
  • No Socks Day
  • Student Nurse Day
  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
  • Victory in Europe Day [AKA V E Day]
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day
  • World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day
  • And the earliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest as it is celebrated on the second Sunday of May
On this day ...

1541 – Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo.

1794 - Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was executed on the guillotine during France's Reign of Terror.

1877 – At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens.

1886 – Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine.

1898 – The first games of the Italian football league system are played.

1899 – The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin produced its first play.

1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded.

1919 – Edward George Honey proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate the Armistice of 11 November 1918 which ended World War I.

1944 - The first "eye bank" was established, in New York City.

1970 - The album "Let It Be" by the Beatles was released.

1976 – The rollercoaster The New Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

1978 – The first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler.

1980 – The World Health Organization confirms the eradication of smallpox.  But two stockpiles of the variola virus remain in the world. Both the CDC, located in the state of Georgia, and a state laboratory in Russia have supplies of the virus. In 1990, a World Health Organization advisory committee "recommended destroying" the remaining viruses -- both countries claim their stockpiles are necessary for "research"

2012 - Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers became the 16th major league baseball player to hit four home runs in a game.

 

 

 

It wasn’t the end of the war for the Japanese fought on.  
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