8 May It Happened Today

1880  Death of French novelist Gustave Flaubert.

1884  Birth of future US president Harry Truman.

1915  The Cunard liner Lusitania is sunk by a German U boat off the coast of Ireland.

1945  VE day is celebrated in Great Britain as the war in Europe officially ends.

1947  Death of Department store magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge.

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