Friday, May 07, 2010

May 8th

1899: The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens... with 75 straight productions about alcoholism.

1980: The eradication of smallpox is endorsed by the World Health Organization. For some reason, the WHO had previously been in favor of the disease.

1984: The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles as a way of protesting Mary Lou Retton's fat ass.


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