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What Happened on May 8, 1348

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryBlack Death

Ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset

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Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
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About May 8, 1348

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 673 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus