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On this day: May 8

Published: May 07 2013 04:31:45 PM EDT   Updated On: May 08 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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

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