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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1945US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

1964Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

1953Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

1971John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

1961Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1492Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

2012John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent

1769Captain James Cook lands in New Zealand (Poverty Bay)

1942Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

1480Great 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.

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

1970Matt Damon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy)

1949Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

1943R. L. Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children's book writer (Goosebumps)

1948Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)

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Notable Weddings on October 8th

1934South Korean President Syngman Rhee (59) weds Francesca Donner (34)

1824Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

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Notable Deaths on October 8th

1793John Hancock, US merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

1869Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, dies at 64

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