On This Day In History (May 8th)

Have you ever been curious about what happened on a particular day sometime in the past? Events occur on a daily basis everywhere in the world but special events are worthy of remembrance no matter how time flies.

Today, we will be looking at notable events that happened many years ago but are still worthy of remembrance. These events range from sports, fashion and inventions just to mention a few.

1541: On this day, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovered the famous Mississippi River

1888: Matthew A. Cherry on this day invented the first ever tricycle which was later transformed to bicycles

1898: On this day, the very first games of the Italian Football League were played

1967: On this day, boxing legend Muhammad Ali was indicted for refusing induction into the United States Army

1996: On this day, Paris Saint-Germain of France (PSG) won their 36th European Winner’s Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 1-0 in Brussels

2013: On this day, Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement as Manchester United’s Manager at the end of the 2013/2014 Barclays Premier League Season

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