|History: May 8, 2014|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Today is Thursday, May 8, the 128th day of 2014. There are 237 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 8, 1944, the first “eye bank” designed to preserve corneal tissues for transplants was established at New York Hospital.
On this date:
In 1541, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River.
In 1794, Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was executed on the guillotine during France’s Reign of Terror.
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