Star Map for Thursday May 8, 1986

Get a map of the sky — with thousands of stars, the planets, the Sun and the Moon — as seen from a location and at a time of your choice.

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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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On 08 May 1986

Birthdate of Pemra Özgen, Turkish tennis player; Galen Rupp, American runner; and Marvell Wynne, American soccer player.

Death of Ernle Bradford, English historian and author (b. 1922).

200th anniversary

Birthdate of John Vianney, French priest and saint (d. 1859).

100th anniversary

Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine..

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Kazuo Koike, Japanese author; and Haljand Udam, Estonian orientalist and academic (d. 2005).

Death of Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (b. 1880).

25th anniversary

Birthdate of Bill de Blasio, American politician, 109th Mayor of New York City; Gert Kruys, Dutch footballer and manager; Vallo Reimaa, Estonian academic and politician; and David Winning, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter.

10th anniversary

The rollercoaster The New Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain..

Birthdate of Gonçalo Abecasis, Portuguese-American biochemist and academic; Martha Wainwright, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist; and Ian "H" Watkins, Welsh singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor.

5th anniversary

Birthdate of Andrea Barzagli, Italian footballer; Tatyana Dektyareva, Russian hurdler; Björn Dixgård, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist; Manny Gamburyan, Armenian-American mixed martial artist; and John Maine, American baseball player.

Death of Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896).

4th anniversary

Birthdate of Buakaw Banchamek, Thai kick-boxer; Christina Cole, English actress; Adrian Gonzalez, American baseball player; and Uur Yldrm, Turkish-Dutch footballer.

Death of Neil Bogart, American record producer, co-founded Casablanca Records (b. 1943); and Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (b. 1950).

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Elyes Gabel, English actor; Juan Martin Goity, Argentinian-German rugby player; Bershawn Jackson, American hurdler; and Lawrence Vickers, American football player.

Death of John Fante, American author and acreenwriter (b. 1909).

2nd anniversary

Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three people and wounding 13. René Jalbert, Sergeant-at-Arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour..

The Thames Barrier is officially opened..

Birthdate of Nadine Chandrawinata, German-Indonesian model and actress; and David King, English figure skater.

Death of Lila Bell Wallace, American publisher, co-founded Reader's Digest (b. 1890); and Gino Bianco, Italian-Brazilian race car driver (b. 1916).

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Tommaso Ciampa, American wrestler; Devon Soltendieck, Canadian journalist and game show host; Silvia Stroescu, Romanian gymnast; Sarah Vaillancourt, Canadian ice hockey player; and Usama Young, American football player.

Death of Karl Marx, German conductor and composer (b. 1897); Theodore Sturgeon, American author and critic (b. 1918); and Dolph Sweet, American actor (b. 1920).

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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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