On this day: May 8

POSTED: 01:31 PM PDT May 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 07, 2014 

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 - Mount Pelee
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Library of Congress

1902: In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing more than 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survived the blast.

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