Almanac

Almanac

May 08, 2006

May 8

1794: Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was executed on the guillotine during France's Reign of Terror.

1945: President Harry S. Truman announced in a radio address that World War II had ended in Europe.

1978: David R. Berkowitz pleaded guilty to the "Son of Sam" killings.

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