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October 8th, 2005 (October 08 2005)EventThe Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.
October 8th, 2001 (October 08 2001)EventA twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
October 8th, 2001 (October 08 2001)EventU.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.George W. Bush Quotes
October 8th, 1999 (October 08 1999)EventNew Coligny Calendar, NCC, The beginning of a new era of the Coligny calendar, the oldest material Celtic calendar.
October 8th, 1998 (October 08 1998)EventOslo Gardermoen airport opening after the close down of Fornebu.
October 8th, 1991 (October 08 1991)EventThe Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia
October 8th, 1990 (October 08 1990)EventIsraeli-Palestinian Conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount The Rock Quotes
October 8th, 1982 (October 08 1982)EventPoland bans Solidarity.
October 8th, 1978 (October 08 1978)EventAustralia s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
October 8th, 1974 (October 08 1974)EventFranklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
October 8th, 1973 (October 08 1973)EventYom Kippur War: Gabi Amir s armored brigade attacks Egyptian occupied positions on the Israeli side of the Suez Canal, in hope of driving them away. The attack fails, and over 150 Israeli tanks are destroyed.
October 8th, 1970 (October 08 1970)EventVietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon s October 7 peace proposal as "a maneuver to deceive world opinion."
October 8th, 1969 (October 08 1969)EventThe opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
October 8th, 1968 (October 08 1968)EventVietnam War: Operation SealordsUnited States and South Vietnamese forces launch a new operation in the Mekong Delta.
October 8th, 1967 (October 08 1967)EventGuerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
October 8th, 1962 (October 08 1962)EventSpiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about a NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany s army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason.
October 8th, 1952 (October 08 1952)EventHarrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
October 8th, 1944 (October 08 1944)EventThe Battle of Crucifix Hill, a World War II battle, occurs on Crucifix Hill just outside of Aachen. Capt. Bobbie Brown receives a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle.
October 8th, 1941 (October 08 1941)EventWorld War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
October 8th, 1939 (October 08 1939)EventWorld War II: Germany annexes Western Poland.
October 8th, 1932 (October 08 1932)EventThe Indian Air Force is established.
October 8th, 1928 (October 08 1928)EventJoseph Szigeti debuted Alfredo Casella s Violin Concerto.
October 8th, 1918 (October 08 1918)EventWorld WarIn the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
October 8th, 1912 (October 08 1912)EventFirst Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
October 8th, 1895 (October 08 1895)EventEulmi incident- Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, is assassinated and her corpse burnt by the Japanese in Gyeongbok Palace.
October 8th, 1879 (October 08 1879)EventWar of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
October 8th, 1871 (October 08 1871)EventFour major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Holland, Michigan, and Manistee, Michigan. The Great Chicago Fire is the most famous of these, having left nearly 100,000 people homeless, although the Peshtigo Fire killed as many as 2,500 people making it the deadliest fire in United States history.
October 8th, 1862 (October 08 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of PerryvilleUnion forces under General Don Carlos Buell halt the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg at Perryville, Kentucky.
October 8th, 1856 (October 08 1856)EventThe Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
October 8th, 1821 (October 08 1821)EventThe government of general Jose de San Martin establishes the Peruvian Navy.Jose de San Martin Quotes
October 8th, 1600 (October 08 1600)EventSan Marino adopts its written constitution.
October 8th, 1582 (October 08 1582)EventBecause of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
October 8th, 1480 (October 08 1480)EventGreat standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.
October 8th, 1075 (October 08 1075)EventDmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia.
October 8th, 0451 (October 08 0451)EventAt Chalcedon, a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor, the first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins (ends on November 1).
October 8th, 0314 (October 08 0314)EventRoman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses his European territories.

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