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 - The White Bird
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1927: Attempting to make the first nonstop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York and claim the $25,000 Orteig Prize for doing so, French war heroes Charles Nungesser and François Coli disappear after taking off aboard The White Bird biplane. Two weeks later, Charles Lindbergh successfully made the New York–Paris journey and claimed the prize, flying the Spirit of St. Louis.

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