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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

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

2003Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon win the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes

1967Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

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

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

1981President Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford & Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral

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

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

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

1938G Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid" premieres in NYC

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

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

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

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

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

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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

October 8th Weddings
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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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