May 08

This Day in History

1950

Scientist Vital Brazil Dies

On this day in 1950, Brazilian physician, biomedical scientist and immunologist Vital Brazil, died. He is best known as a pioneer in the study of venomous animals. Born Vital Brazil Minerio da … (more...)

1945

V-E Day

After five years, eight months, and five days of massive devastation, the end of the European phase of World War II is celebrated on May 8, 1945. "Victory in Europe" was commemorated with celebrations … (more...)