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 - Reinhold Messner
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1978: Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler become the first to reach the top of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. Two years later, Messner (seen here in 2012) would also become the first climber to complete a solo ascent of the mountain.


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