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Saturday May 8, 2021

May 8: Day of the Week

May 8, 2021 was the 128th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 237 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1541
    Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo.
  • 1794
    Branded a traitor during the Reign of Terror by revolutionists, French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, who was also a tax collector with the Ferme Générale, is tried, convicted, and guillotined all on the same day in Paris.
  • 1877
    At Gilmore’s Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens.
  • 1902
    In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.
  • 1912
    Paramount Pictures is founded.
  • 1933
    Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
  • 1945
    World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.
  • 1946
    Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
  • 1963
    South Vietnamese soldiers of Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesak, killing nine.
  • 1988
    A fire at Illinois Bell‘s Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS network outage once considered the 'worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history’and still the worst to occur on Mother’s Day.

Who were born on May 8?

  • 1326
    Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)
  • 1632
    Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German marshal (d. 1706)
  • 1929
    Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
  • 1935
    Jack Charlton, English footballer
  • 1942
    Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1946
    Jonathan Dancy, British philosopher
  • 1963
    Robin Jarvis, British writer
  • 1966
    Claudio Taffarel, Brazilian footballer
  • 1968
    Jamie Summers, American porn star
  • 1976
    Martha Wainwright, Canadian musician and songwriter

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