Sunday, May 8, 2016

8 May - History and Importance of The Day

World Redcross Day

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation - II World War

Mother's Day (2016)  Second Sunday May

 1942 - During World War II in the Pacific, the Battle of the Coral Sea began in which Japan would suffer its first defeat of the war.

May 8, 1945 - A second German surrender ceremony was held in Berlin. This time, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel signed the surrender document which declared, as did the first, that hostilities would end as of 12:01 a.m. on May 9th.


International Red Cross founder and Nobel Prize winner Henri Dunant (1828-1910). He was also a founder of the YMCA and organized the Geneva Conventions of 1863 and 1864.

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) the 33rd U.S. President. He became president upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in April 1945. Truman then authorized the dropping of the bombs on Japan..

8 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

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