May 8 in history: China cedes Taiwan, smallpox eradicated and more
| Updated: May 08, 2020, 08:10 AM IST
From the China's ceding of Taiwan to the eradication of smallpox, we've got it all covered.
Let's dive in today's history:
China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki.
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler climb Everest without supplemental oxygen.
World Health Organization declares that smallpox is eradicated.
USSR announces boycott of 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
South Africa adopts constitution with equal rights for blacks and whites.