May 8th A Recap of Historical Moments Worth Remembering in USA

May 8, 1541 


Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto lands in Florida, beginning his search for gold.

May 8, 1794 


The United States Post Office is created.

May 8, 1886 


Coca-Cola is first sold to the public at Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.

May 8, 1945


Victory in Europe (VE) Day is celebrated after Germany surrenders, ending World War II.

May 8, 1970 


Anti-Vietnam War protests on college campuses turn deadly as National Guardsmen open fire.

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