Ephemeris of May 8

Madrid, May 7 (EFE).- Ephemeris for Sunday, May 8, 2022. World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, World Migratory Bird Day, World Fair Trade Day, World Breast Cancer Day. Ovary and International Thalassemia Day.

1360.- The Treaty of Bretigny is signed, which puts an end to the first period of the so-called Hundred Years’ War, between France and England.

1429.- Joan of Arc, in charge of an Army of 5,000 men, frees the siege of Orleans (France) from English domination.

1521.- The Diet of Worms condemns the preaching and writings of Luther.

1886.- Initially conceived as a remedy to relieve digestion, Coca-Cola, the world’s best-selling and most imitated drink, begins in an Atlanta pharmacy.

1902.- The volcano La Montagne Pelée (Martinique) erupts, burying the city of Saint Pierre and causing the death of 30,000 people.

1933.- In India, Gandhi begins a three-week hunger strike to protest the oppression of the British government.

1939.- The first draw for the ONCE coupon is held.


.- The Spanish State acquires the shares that International Telephone & Telegraph (ITT) had in the Telephone Company since 1924, which implies the practical nationalization of the company.

1970.- The album “Let it be” by the British pop rock band The Beatles is released.

1971.- The boxer Urtain is proclaimed heavyweight champion of Spain.

1972.- The president of the USA, Richard Nixon, orders the blockade and mining of the ports of North Vietnam.

1980.- “Operation Galaxy”: Lieutenant Colonel Tejero and Captain Sáenz de Ynestrillas are sentenced to seven months in prison and six months and one day, respectively, as it is proven that they planned to kidnap the Government.

1981.- Luis Buñuel, Cristóbal Halfter, Eduardo Chillida, Nicanor Zabaleta and Alfredo Kraus are awarded the Gold Medal for Fine Arts.

1984.- The USSR leads the boycott of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, followed by thirteen countries.

.- In Spain, the first successful heart transplant is carried out, by Dr. Josep María Caralps, at the Sant Pau hospital in Barcelona.

1987.- Javier Pérez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the UN, receives the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation.

1988.- The socialist François Mitterrand is re-elected president of France.

1996.- The King and Queen preside over the opening of the VI Spanish Legislature in Congress, with José María Aznar in charge of the Executive.

.- The Constituent Assembly of South Africa approves the new Constitution, in which all references to the regime of racial segregation are abolished.

2002.- The CGPJ reinstates Javier Gómez de Liaño in the judicial career after being pardoned by the Government for the crime of prevarication for the “Sogecable case”.

2007.- Unionists and nationalists swear their positions in the new autonomous Government of Northern Ireland, culminating a process begun in April 1988 with the signing of a peace agreement.

2013.- The Milan Court of Appeal confirms the sentence of four years in prison for Silvio Berlusconi, for tax fraud, in the Mediaset case.

2018.- The US president, Donald Trump, announces the withdrawal of the United States from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and the return to sanctions.



1828.- Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the International Red Cross and first Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1901.

1877.- José María Salaverría, Spanish writer.

1884.- Harry S. Truman, President of the United States.

1895.- Joselito “El Gallo”, Spanish bullfighter.

1897.- José María Pemán, Spanish writer and journalist.

1903.- Fernand Costandin, “Fernandel”, French comic actor.

1906.- Roberto Rossellini, Italian filmmaker.

1916.- Joao Havelange, Brazilian businessman and former president of FIFA.

1927.- José María González “Chummy Chumez”, Spanish comedian.

1952.- Carme Ruscalleda, Spanish cook.

1961.- Pedro Reyes, Spanish comedian.

1966.- Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer.

1970.- Luis Enrique Martínez, Spanish soccer coach.

1975.- Enrique Iglesias Preysler, Spanish singer.

2003.- Moulay Hassan, son of King Mohamed VI of Morocco and heir to the throne.



1873.- John Stuart Mill, English philosopher and economist.

1880.- Gustave Flaubert, French novelist.

1903.- Paul Gauguin, French painter.

1982.- Gilles Villeneuve, Formula 1 driver, Canadian.

1990.- Luigi Nono, Italian composer.

1993.- Gabriel Pita da Veiga, sailor and former Spanish minister.

1994.- George Peppard, American actor.

1996.- Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter.

1999.- Sir Dirk Bogarde, British actor.

2014.- Yago Lamela, Spanish athlete. EFE


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Ephemeris of May 8