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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

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

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

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

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

1942Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

1971John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

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)

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

October 8th Weddings
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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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