eso ha pasado un 08 Mayo

1902 : Mount Pelee destroyed the city of St. Pierre

On May 8, 1902, after several weeks of eruptions and earthquakes, Mount Pelee, stratovolcano on the island of Martinique, exploded into a huge cloud of ash and horizontal pyroclastic flow descends to the town of St. Pierre that it is joined and disappear in minutes. 30,000 people were killed.

1945 : Victory in Europe

On May 8, 1945, U.S. President Truman and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced victory in Europe and celebrate the capitulation of Germany. A huge crowd celebrated the return of peace, especially in England.

1945 : An demonstration celebrating the victory degenerates into massacres in Algeria

On May 8, 1945 in Algiers, the demonstration celebrating the victory over Germany was used by nationalists chanting slogans. Police on the orders of General de Gaulle, brutally repressed the demonstrators that brought a murderous violence of the rioters against Europeans.
The French army and local militias retaliated in a terrifying way and thousands of Algerian civilians were killed in horrific conditions.

1984 : USSR boycotted Los Angeles Olympics

On May 8, 1984, the USSR announced it is boycotting the Olympics in Los Angeles, ostensibly for security reasons and the overmarketing of the games. The countries of the Eastern bloc did likewise. This was actually the answer to boycott of the Moscow Olympics by the Americans in 1980.

Actualidad del día : 08 Mayo

Victory in Europe Day
On May 8, we celebrate the surrender of Germany in 1945. The act of surrender was signed on May 7 by representatives of the German High Command, and ratified on May 8 by Berlin (May 9, at Moscow).
On this day, commemorations and celebrations are held in Europe.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
May 8 is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in honor of the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, founder of the movement. This day highlights the actions of the movement since its creation in the mid 19th century.

Cita del día : 08 Mayo

Harry S. Truman
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.

Cumpleaños : 08 Mayo

Henry Dunant, Fundador de la Cruz Roja (1828)
Harry Truman, 33 ª Presidente de los Estados Unidos (1884)
Fernandel, Actor francés (1903)
Roberto Rossellini, Director de cine italiano (1906)
Romain Gary, Diplomático, novelista y aviador francés (1914)
David Attenborough, Naturalista Inglés (1926)
Gary Snyder, Poeta americano (1930)
Ricky Nelson, Cantante americano (1940)
Emilio Delgado, Actor americano (1940)
David Keith, Actor americano (1954)
Melissa Gilbert, Actriz americana (1964)
Cláudio Taffarel, Futbolista brasileño (1966)
Luis Enrique Martínez García, Futbolista español (1970)
Enrique Iglesias, Cantante español (1975)
Lucimar Ferreira da Silva (Lúcio), Futbolista brasileño (1978)

Nos han dejado un 08 Mayo

Kamehameha, Rey de Hawai (1819)
Jules Dumont d'Urville, Explorador francés (1842)
Gustave Flaubert, Escritor francés (1880)
Gilles Villeneuve, Piloto de carreras de Canadá (1882)
Robert A. Heinlein, Escritor americano (1888)
Paul Gauguin, Pintor francés (1903)
Mordechai Anielewicz, Combatiente de la resistencia polaca (1943)
George Peppard, Actor americano (1994)
Dirk Bogarde, Actor inglés (1999)
Dana Plato, Actriz americana (1999)
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