May 8, 2014: Three Aggies were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Jake Matthews went to Atlanta with the No. 6 pick, Mike Evans was picked seventh by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Johnny Manziel was picked by the Cleveland Browns at No. 21.
May 8, 1873: Joseph Gilbert, class of 1894, was born. Gilbert was a surgeon and founded the University of Texas Student Health Center. He also served as the A&M campus physician from 1906 to 1908.
May 8, 1914: Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act, which established a system of cooperative extension services that worked with the land-grant colleges to provide information statewide about certain industries.
The legislation created the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. According the AgriLife website, it works in "mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management."
May 8, 2006: Texas A&M and the Seattle Seahawks settled a suit over the use of the Aggie-trademarked "12th Man." A&M filed a suit in January 2006 and the dispute was settled out of court.