Andrews McMeel Almanac for May 8, 2024 – Andrews McMeel Almanac

Andrews McMeel Almanac by by The Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication


Today is the 128th day of 2024 and the 50th day of spring.

TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1847, the American Medical Association was founded in Philadelphia.

In 1915, a German submarine sank the RMS Lusitania, killing up to 1,198 people off the coast of Ireland.

In 1945, Germany surrendered unconditionally and withdrew from World War II.

In 1998, Mercedes-Benz announced its $36 billion merger with Chrysler Corporation.

In 2000, Vladimir Putin assumed the presidency in Russia’s first democratic change of power.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Robert Browning (1812-1889), poet/playwright; Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), composer; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), composer; Gary Cooper (1901-1961), actor; Eva Peron (1919-1952), Argentine first lady/actress; Johnny Unitas (1933-2002), footballer; Tim Russert (1950-2008), journalist; Breckin Meyer (1974- ), actor; Alex Smith (1984-), football player; Aidy Bryant (1987-), actress/comedian; Earl Thomas (1989-), football player; Jimmy Donaldson aka MrBeast (1998-), YouTuber.

FACT OF THE DAY: In 1977, Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby. The horse won the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, becoming the 10th horse to win the Triple Crown and the first to do so while undefeated.

TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1982, a jury found in favor of Raiders owner Al Davis in an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, allowing Davis to move the team from Oakland, Calif. in Los Angeles.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There is a truer truth accessible to man than that which comes from music. » -Robert Browning

FIGURE OF THE DAY: 16,024 – height (in feet) of Puncak Jaya, aka Carstensz Pyramid, the highest peak in Indonesia. Canadian Patrick Morrow became the first man to climb the “Seven Summits”, the highest peak on each of the seven continents, when he reached the top of the Carstensz Pyramid on this day in 1986.

TODAY’S MOON: New moon (May 7).

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