11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 8th May

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1794 - Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, is guillotined during the Reign of Terror

2. 1926 - David Attenborough is born

3. 1933 - Gandhi begins a hunger strike to protest British oppression in India

4. 1945 - UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill officially announces the end of the war with Germany

5. 1967 - Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in the U.S. Army

6. 1968 - The Kray twins and their brother Charlie are arrested after dawn raids by police in London

7. 1970 - Just shortly after the Break Up of the Beatles is announced group's last original album, Let It Be, is released by Apple Records

8. 1978 - David Berkowitz, a.k.a. the 'Son of Sam', pleads guilty to killing six people in New York City

9. 1984 - Moscow pulls out of the US Olympics

10. 1997 - Larry King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

11. 2000 - The world's largest modern art gallery, the Tate Modern, opens its doors to the media in London

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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