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May 8: This Day That Year

May 8

- 1899 - Ernest Rutherford publishes his discovery of radiations (Alpha and Beta particles).

- 1912 - Paramount Pictures (film studio) is founded.

- 1933 - MK Gandhi begins his 21-day fast in India, protest against British oppression.

- 1975 - Enrique Iglesias Spanish singer & songwriter.

- 1980 - Small Pox declared eradicated by WHO.

- 1884 - Birthday: Harry Truman (Age: 88), 33rd US President.

- 1988 - Francois Mitterrand becomes 21st president of France.

- 2008 - Dmitry Medvedev (President) appoints Vladimir Putin as Prime Minister of Russia.

- 2012 - Vladimir Putin (President) nominates Dmitry Medvedev as Prime Minister of Russia.

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