8th May

1886 Coca-Cola patented as a medicine

1926 David Attenborough’s birthday – Africa, The Blue Planet and  Life in the Undergrowth are my favourites.

Birthday of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (led a failed attempt at Mexican independence in 1810, leading to a decade of war)

Korea Parents’ Day – children give parents carnations.

[President] Truman Day (Missouri)

Victory in Europe Day – related days: Czech Liberation Day, France/Slovakia/Tahiti Victory Day, Turkmenistan Heroes’ Day; this book looks fun.

International Red Cross/Red Crescent Day

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