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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1980After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

1971John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

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

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

1964Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

197913th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins

1942Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

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

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.

2001U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

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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)

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

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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

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

2011Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

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