What Happened on May 8, 1348

Historical Events

Black Death

Ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset. The beginning of the Terrible Pestilence (Black Death) in England.

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About May 8, 1348

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 674 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus