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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

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.

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

1964Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

1835Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle

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

1973NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson

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

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

1492Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

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)

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

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)

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

2011Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

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

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