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This Day in History for May 8 – First Westminster Dog Show Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1877 – The first Westminster Dog Show is held (More info)

1902 – On the Caribbean island of Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of St. Pierre and killing nearly 40,000 people (More info)

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This Day in History for May 7 – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1718 – New Orleans, Louisiana (first named La Nouvelle-Orléans) was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (More info)

1824 – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, famous for its ‘Ode to Joy’ melody, debuts in Vienna (More info)

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This Day in History for May 6 – The Hindenburg Explodes and More

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1889 – The Eiffel Tower is dedicated and officially opened to the public during the Universal Exposition in Paris (More info)

1937 – The Hindenburg, a German airship, explodes while trying to dock in New Jersey, killing 36 people (More info)

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This Day in History for May 5 – Cy Young Pitches a Perfect Game and More

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1862 – Mexican troops defeat the French during an invasion of the city of Puebla, leading to modern day celebrations of Cinco de Mayo (More info)

1904 – Boston Americans pitcher Cy Young throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball (More info)

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This Day in History for May 4 – The First Grammy Awards Are Held and More

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1932 – Al Capone is jailed for tax evasion (More info)

1959 – The first ever Grammy Awards are held (More info)

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This Day in History for May 3 – The First Spam E-mail Is Sent and More

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1802 – Washington, DC is granted a municipal government consisting of a mayor appointed by the president of the US, officially incorporating it as a city (More info)

1877 – Ontario, Canada’s Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world, has its first game (More info)

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This Day in History for May 2 – Osama bin Laden is Killed and More

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1939 – Lou Gehrig establishes a major-league baseball record by playing his 2,130th consecutive game (More info)

1945 – The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin during World War Two (More info)

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Key Witness Alleges Second Shooter in Robert Kennedy Assassination [VIDEO]

Nina Rhodes-Hughes was with Robert F. Kennedy at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel in 1968 when the presidential candidate was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.

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Why Do We Work 40 Hours a Week?

If you’re putting in a 60-hour workweek, you may think the people who do their regular 40 hours and go home are slackers — but the truth is, they’re probably more productive than you are.

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This Day in History for April 30 – Hitler Commits Suicide and More

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1803 – France sells the Louisiana territory and adjoining lands to the US as part of the Louisiana Purchase (More info)

1939 – Commercial television makes its official US debut, broadcasting from the Empire State Building at the New York World’s Fair (More info)

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