On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 2014

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • NFL Draft: South Carolina outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney first pick by Houston Texans

Event of interestEvent of Interest

World's oldest astrolabe (mariner's navigator tool) c. 1498 from Portugeuese shipwreck of explorer Vasco da Gama found near Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama

Famous Deaths

  • Roger L. Easton, American scientist, inventor and designer of GPS, dies at 93