On This Day..... October 8

 

OCTOBER 8TH

  • TODAY IS COLUMBUS DAY / NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PIEROGI DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FLUFFERNUTTER DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JUAN PERON (1895-1974)
  • PAUL HOGAN (1940, 78)
 
  • JESSE JACKSON (1941, 77)
  • CHEVY CHASE (1943, 75)
 
  • R.L. STINE (1943, 75)
  • DENNIS KUCINICH (1946, 72)
 
  • JOHNNY RAMONE (1948-2004)
  • SIGOURNEY WEAVER (1949, 69)
 
  • REED HASTINGS (1960, 58)
  • MATT DAMON (1970, 48)
 
  • SOON-YI PREVIN (1970, 48)
  • SADIQ KHAN (1970, 48)
 
  • NICK CANNON (1980, 38)
  • BRUNO MARS (1985, 33)
 
  • ANGUS T. JONES (1993, 25)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1633, MASSACHUSETTS BAY FORMS ITS FIRST COLONIAL GOVERNMENT
  • IN 1775, SLAVES AND FREE BLACK MEN ARE BARRED FROM SERVING IN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY
  • IN 1793, JOHN HANCOCK DIES AT 56
 
  • IN 1818, A BOXING MATCH IN ENGLAND IS THE FIRST TO USE GLOVES
  • IN 1824, BRIGHAM YOUNG MARRIES IS FIRST WIFE, 18 YEAR OLD MIRIAM WORKS
  • IN 1856, THE SECOND OPIUM WAR BEGINS BETWEEN ENGLAND AND CHINA
  • IN 1862, OTTO VON BISMARK BECOMES CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY
  • IN 1871, THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE KILLS 200 PEOPLE OVER 4 SQUARE MILES
 
  • IN 1873, THE FIRST WOMEN’S PRISON OPENS IN INDIANA
  • IN 1896, DOW JONES BEGINS PUBLISHING ITS INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE
  • IN 1917, THE BOLSHEVIKS GAIN POWER OF THE PETROGRAD SOVIET AND INSTALL LEON TROSTSKY AS LEADER
  • IN 1918, AN AMERICAN SOLDIER NAMED ALVIN YORK IS CREDITED WITH SINGLE HANDEDLY KILLING 25 GERMAN SOLDIERS AND CAPTURING ANOTHER 132 IN WWI
 
  • IN 1927, LAUREL AND HARDY APPEAR ON FILM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN “THE SECOND HUNDRED YEARS”
  • IN 1934, BRUNO HAUPTMANN IS INDICTED FOR KILLING THE LINDBURGH BABY
  • IN 1935, OZZIE NELSON MARRIES HARRIET HILLIARD
 
  • IN 1939, GERMANY ANNEXES WESTERN POLAND
  • IN 1940, GERMANY OCCUPIES ROMANIA
  • IN 1942, ABBOTT AND COSTELLO LAUNCH THEIR WEEKLY RADIO SHOW
  • IN 1944, CBS PREMIERES “THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET”
 
  • IN 1945, PRESIDENT TRUMAN ANNOUNCES THAT THE U.S., CANADA AND GREAT BRITAIN HAVE BEEN SECRETLY TESTING AN ATOMIC BOMB
  • IN 1945, THE MICROWAVE OVEN IS PATENTED
  • IN 1953, JACKIE ROBINSON IS FORCED TO CANCEL HIS “NEGRO-WHITE” ALL STAR GAME WHEN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA REFUSES TO ALLOW THEM TO PLAY. HE DROPS THE WHITE PLAYERS FROM THE ROSTER AND THE GAME IS THEN ALLOWED
  • IN 1956, NY YANKEE DON LARSEN PITCHES THE ONLY PERFECT GAME IN WORLD SERIES HISTORY
 
  • IN 1957, THE BROOKLYN DODGERS ANNOUNCE THEY ARE MOVING TO LOS ANGELES
  • IN 1961, 74 PEOPLE DIE WHEN THE USS CONSTELLATION CRASHES IN RICHMOND, VA
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES HIT #1 WITH “YESTERDAY”
 
  • IN 1967, CHE GUEVARA AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE ARRESTED IN BOLIVIA
  • IN 1969, THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND HOLDS A RALLY IN CHICAGO TO BEGIN THE “DAYS OF RAGE”
  • IN 1971, JOHN LENNON RELEASES “IMAGINE”
 
  • IN 1976, EMI RECORDS SIGNS THE SEX PISTOLS
  • IN 1980, BOB MARLEY COLLAPSES WHILE JOGGING IN CENTRAL PARK AFTER HIS SHOW AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
  • IN 1981, PRESIDENT REAGAN SENDS FORMER PRESIDENTS CARTER, FORD AND NIXON TO EGYPT FOR THE FUNERAL OF ANWAR SADAT
  • IN 1984, NBC AIRS THE FARRAH FAWCETT MOVIE “THE BURNING BED”
 
  • IN 1985, LITTLE RICHARD IS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT
  • IN 1988, SEATTLE’S SPACE NEEDLE CATCHES FIRE AND NEEDS TO BE EVACUATED
  • IN 1988, PINK FLOYD’S “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON” FINALLY FALLS OFF THE BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART AFTER 741 WEEKS
  • IN 1993, HOWARD STERN RELEASES “PRIVATE PARTS”
 
  • IN 2000, RADIOHEAD HITS #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “KID A”
  • IN 2001, PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES THE OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY
  • IN 2001, A TWIN ENGINE CESSNA COLLIDES WITH A JETLINER WHEN BOTH ATTEMPT TO TAKE OFF IN A DENSE FOG IN MILAN KILLIN 118 PEOPLE
  • IN 2005, MELISSA MCCARTHY MARRIES BEN FALCONE
 
  • IN 2012, HUGO CHAVEZ IS ELECTED TO A 4TH TERM AS PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA
  • IN 2015, SELENA GOMEZ ANNOUNCES THAT SHE HAS LUPUS
  • IN 2017, 20,000 PEOPLE ARE EVACUATED FROM WINE COUNTRY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. 41 PEOPLE WILL EVENTUALLY DIE FROM THE FIRES
 

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