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Importance of 08th May in History

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2007
A Northern Ireland Executive formed under the leadership of Ian Paisley (DUP) and Martin McGuinness (Sinn Fein)
Ireland
1999
Death of Dirk Bogarde, British film actor (Doctor in the House, and many other roles)
Great Britain
1988
Death of Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer .
United States
1984
Thames Barrier Opens
Great Britain
1984
Death of Lila Bell Wallace, American magazine publisher, co-founded Readers Digest with her husband
United States
1984
Los Angeles Olympics
United States
1968
British gangsters the Kray twins, Reginald and Ronnie, and their brother Charlie were arrested by police in dawn raids in London.
Great Britain
1958
US Secretary of State John F. Dulles announced in the Berlin House of Representatives that an attack on Berlin would be regarded as an attack.
United States
1933
Mahatma Gandhi began a 21-day fast for self-purification .
India
1360
Treaty of Brétigny marked the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War (1337–1453) – ratified on Oct 24 at Calais – by this treaty Edward III and John II (still in captivity, though with many privileges) make peace, but it only lasted for 9 years
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