May 08 in history: Coca-Cola is invented, Smallpox eradicated, and more

From US President Nixon defending invasion of Cambodia to USSR announcing boycott of 1984 Olympics, here's what happened in the past on this day

1886

Coca-Cola is invented

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1970

US President Nixon defends invasion of Cambodia

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1978

 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler climb Mount Everest without oxygen supply

(Photograph:WION)

1980

 World Health Organization declares smallpox has been eradicated

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1984

 

 USSR announces boycott of 1984 Olympics

 

(Photograph:WION)

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