What happened this day in history October 8

What are the important events that happened on October 8? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 8: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 8 is the 281st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 25, 2023 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,278,720 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctacontahenagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 125 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,943 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 8 Historical Events

  • 1645
    Jeanne Mance opened the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first lay hospital in North America.
  • 1821
    The government of general José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
  • 1860
    Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens.
  • 1895
    Eulmi incident- Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, is assassinated and her corpse burnt by the Japanese in Gyeongbok Palace.
  • 1918
    World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
  • 1941
    World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal as “a maneuver to deceive world opinion”.
  • 1978
    Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
  • 1990
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount.
  • 2001
    U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

Who were born on October 8?

  • 1720
    Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (d. 1766)
  • 1818
    John Henninger Reagan, American politician (d. 1905)
  • 1890
    Edward Rickenbacker, American fighter pilot and airline executive (d. 1973)
  • 1896
    Julien Duvivier, French film director (d. 1967)
  • 1939
    Paul Hogan, Australian actor
  • 1943
    R. L. Stine, American author
  • 1948
    Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor
  • 1952
    Edward Zwick, American film director
  • 1959
    Nick Bakay, American actor
  • 1961
    Steven Bernstein, American jazz musician

Who died on October 8?

  • 1647
    Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)
  • 1652
    John Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1795
    Andrew Kippis, English clergyman (b. 1725)
  • 1897
    Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (b. 1830)
  • 1928
    Larry Semon, comedian (b. 1889)
  • 1936
    William Henry Stark, American business leader (b. 1851)
  • 1955
    Iry LeJeune, Cajun musician (b. 1928)
  • 1958
    Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author (b. 1886)
  • 1990
    B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
  • 2000
    Sheila Holland, English writer (b. 1937)

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