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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1971John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

1953Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1862Otto Von Bismarck becomes chancellor of the German Empire

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 8th

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

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

2011Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

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

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