On this day: May 8

POSTED: 01:31 PM PDT May 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 07, 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 - Muhammad Ali
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Library of Congress

1967: Ten days after refusing induction into the U.S. Army, boxer Muhammad Ali is indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston, Texas. After pleading not guilty, he was released on $5,000 bond and ordered not to leave the continental United States. Ali would be found guilty on June 20, 1967, but the conviction was eventually reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court.


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