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This Day in History for May 8 – First Westminster Dog Show Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1877 – The first Westminster Dog Show is held (More info)

1902 – On the Caribbean island of Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of St. Pierre and killing nearly 40,000 people (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 8 – Enrique Iglesias, Alex Van Halen and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Alex Van Halen
Age: 59
Occupation: Rock drummer
Known For: Being one half of the brother duo who created the rock colossus that is Van Halen, winning a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for the album ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,’ and for being an ordained minister, having performed marriage ceremonies for both his brother and former sister-in-law.

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This Day in History for May 6 – The Hindenburg Explodes and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1889 – The Eiffel Tower is dedicated and officially opened to the public during the Universal Exposition in Paris (More info)

1937 – The Hindenburg, a German airship, explodes while trying to dock in New Jersey, killing 36 people (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 6 – Bob Seger, George Clooney and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Bob Seger
Age: 67
Occupation: Rock legend
Known For: Putting together the legendary Silver Bullet Band and propelling them to fame, writing and recording song of the century ‘Old Time Rock and Roll,’ being the genius behind hits like ‘Against the Wind,’ ‘Night Moves,’ and ‘Like a Rock,’ and for being Bob Seger.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 5 – Adele, Chris Brown and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Adele
Age: 24
Occupation: Singer
Known For: Walking away with a Grammy for each of the six categories in which her 2011 release ‘21’ was nominated, being the first female solo artist to have three singles in the Billboard top 10 at the same time, and for staging a huge comeback after having to cancel two tours and have surgery because of a vocal cord hemorrhage in 2011.

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This Day in History for May 5 – Cy Young Pitches a Perfect Game and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1862 – Mexican troops defeat the French during an invasion of the city of Puebla, leading to modern day celebrations of Cinco de Mayo (More info)

1904 – Boston Americans pitcher Cy Young throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 4 – Mike Dirnt of Green Day, Lance Bass and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Mike Dirnt
Age: 40
Occupation: Rock musician
Known For: Co-founding and playing bass for Green Day, co-writing lyrics for some of the bands songs, creating the baselines for all of the bands songs, and making the noise “dirnt dirnt dirnt” while plucking an air base in high school to earn the creative nickname “Dirnt.”

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