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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1862Otto Von Bismarck becomes chancellor of the German Empire

1917Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control

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.

314Battle at Cibalae: Roman emperor in the west Constantine beats emperor in the eas tLicinius

1995Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

1821The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

1492Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

1934Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

1980Nick Cannon, San Diego, California, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing)

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

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

1846Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

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Notable Deaths on October 8th

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

2011Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

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