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 - Paul Gauguin
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1903: Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin, whose work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, dies of an overdose of morphine, and possibly a heart attack, at the age of 53 in Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. His work went mostly unappreciated during his lifetime, but became popular after his death.


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