May 8 Holidays

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<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/enrique-iglesias" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/71f3334f-3777-4a8e-2ab0-09baaf983500/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Enrique Iglesias" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Pop Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/enrique-iglesias" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Enrique Iglesias</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/trisha-paytas" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/e779aa7a-b976-486f-092f-4605506e6700/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Trisha Paytas" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">YouTube Star</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/trisha-paytas" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Trisha Paytas</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/mars" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/1fc88b9f-6245-42a9-bb48-6b69ab748200/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Mars" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">YouTube Star</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/mars" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Mars</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>453 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>End of Battle of Jinyang</div><div class='timeline-text'>The house of Zhao triumphs over the house of Zhi, marking the conclusion of the Battle of Jinyang during the Spring and Autumn period.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1429</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Joan of Arc lifts Siege</div><div class='timeline-text'>Under the leadership of Joan of Arc, the Siege of Orléans is lifted, altering the course of the Hundred Years' War.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1541</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hernando de Soto Reaches Mississippi</div><div class='timeline-text'>The renowned explorer Hernando de Soto halts near present-day Walls, Mississippi, sighting the Mississippi River for the first time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1639</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Founding of Newport</div><div class='timeline-text'>William Coddington establishes Newport, Rhode Island, laying the foundation for this iconic New England city.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1788</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>King Louis XVI Reforms</div><div class='timeline-text'>King Louis XVI of France executes attempts to reform taxes by abolishing the parlements.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1877</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Westminster Dog Show</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens in New York City at Gilmore's Gardens.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1886</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Coca-Cola</div><div class='timeline-text'>John Pemberton, a pharmacist, offers a carbonated drink called "Coca-Cola" for the first time, initially as a patent medicine.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Ascent of Everest Without Oxygen</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mount Everest is scaled without supplemental oxygen for the first time, by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Smallpox Eradication</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Health Organization announces the eradication of smallpox, marking a major milestone in human health.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Opening of Thames Barrier</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Thames Barrier in London is officially opened to prevent most of Greater London from high-tide flooding.</div></div></div>

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