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:
On this day ...
- 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
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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