On this day: May 8

Posted: 4:31 PM EDT May 07, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 08, 2016

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 - Maurice Sendak
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2012: Children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, best known for the 1963 book "Where the Wild Things Are," dies from complications of a stroke at the age of 83 in Danbury, Connecticut.

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