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What Happened on October 8th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 Second Nagorno-Karabakh War: Azerbaijan twice deliberately targeted the Church of the Holy Savior Ghazanchetsots of Shusha.[5][6]
2019 About 200 Extinction Rebellion activists block the gates of Leinster House (parliament) in the Republic of Ireland.
2016 In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to nearly 900.
2014 Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola, dies.
2005 The 7.6 Mw  Kashmir earthquake leaves 86,000–87,351 people dead, 69,000–75,266 injured, and 2.8 million homeless.
2001 A twin engine Cessna and a Scandinavian Airlines System jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy, killing 118 people.
2001 U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
1991 Upon the expiration of the Brioni Agreement, Croatia and Slovenia sever all official relations with Yugoslavia.
1990 First Intifada: Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock.
1982 Poland bans Solidarity and all other trade unions.
1982 After its London premiere, Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
1978 Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 275.97 knots at Blowering Dam, Australia.
1974 Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
1973 Yom Kippur War: Israel loses more than 150 tanks in a failed attack on Egyptian-occupied positions.
1973 Spyros Markezinis begins his 48-day term as prime minister in an abortive attempt to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.
1970 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize in literature.
1969 The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago.
1967 Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
1962 Der Spiegel publishes an article disclosing the sorry state of the Bundeswehr, and is soon accused of treason.
1956 The New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series.
1952 The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
1944 World War II: Captain Bobbie Brown earns a Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Crucifix Hill, just outside Aachen.
1943 World War II: Around 30 civilians are executed by Friedrich Schubert's paramilitary group in Kallikratis, Crete.
1941 World War II: During the preliminaries of the Battle of Rostov, German forces reach the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
1939 World War II: Germany annexes western Poland.
1921 KDKA in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.
1918 World War I: Corporal Alvin C. York kills 28 German soldiers and captures 132 for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
1912 The First Balkan War begins when Montenegro declares war against the Ottoman Empire.
1895 Korean Empress Myeongseong is assassinated by Japanese infiltrators.
1879 War of the Pacific: The Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos.
1871 Slash-and-burn land management, months of drought, and the passage of a strong cold front cause the Peshtigo Fire, the Great Chicago Fire and the Great Michigan Fires to break out.
1862 American Civil War: The Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted at the Battle of Perryville.
1856 The Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident.
1829 Stephenson's Rocket wins the Rainhill Trials.
1821 The Peruvian Navy is established during the War of Independence.
1813 The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bavaria and Austria.
1645 Jeanne Mance opens the first lay hospital of North America in Montreal.
1573 End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in the Eighty Years' War.
1480 The Great Stand on the Ugra River puts an end to Tartar rule over Moscow
1322 Mladen II Šubić of Bribir is deposed as the Croatian Ban after the Battle of Bliska.
1200 Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England.
1075 Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
876 Frankish forces led by Louis the Younger prevent a West Frankish invasion and defeat emperor Charles II ("the Bald").
451 The first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins.
314 Constantine I defeats Roman Emperor Licinius, who loses his European territories.
Famous People Born on October 8

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Year Name
1952 Jan Marijnissen, Dutch journalist and politician
1985 Eiji Wentz, Japanese singer-songwriter
1968 Leeroy Thornhill, English keyboard player and DJ
1961 Steven Bernstein, American trumpet player and composer
1951 Shannon C. Stimson, American philosopher, historian, and theorist
1946 Bel Mooney, English journalist and author
1947 Emiel Puttemans, Belgian runner
1959 Carlos I. Noriega, Peruvian-American colonel and astronaut
1955 Bill Elliott, American race car driver
1959 Nick Bakay, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
Famous People Deaths On October 8

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Date Name
1879 Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian admiral (b. 1834)
1897 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter and academic (b. 1830)
976 Helen of Zadar, queen consort of the Kingdom of Croatia
1594 Ishikawa Goemon, ninja and thief of Japan (b. 1558)
1995 Christopher Keene, American conductor and educator (b. 1946)
1983 Joan Hackett, American actress (b. 1934)
1942 Sergey Chaplygin, Russian physicist, mathematician, and engineer (b. 1869)
1286 John I, Duke of Brittany (b. 1217)
1985 Malcolm Ross, American captain, physicist, and balloonist (b. 1919)
1354 Cola di Rienzo, Roman tribune (b. c.1313)