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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1964Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

1821The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

1934Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son

October 8th Historical Events
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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

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

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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