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 282nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 25, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,602,115,200 seconds 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 ‘dihectaoctacontadigon’ 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 127 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 2,848 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 8 Historical Events

  • 451
    At Chalcedon, a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor, the first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins (ends on November 1).
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1806
    Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
  • 1918
    World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
  • 1928
    Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella’s Violin Concerto.
  • 1962
    Algeria joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
  • 2001
    U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

Who were born on October 8?

  • 1715
    Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1774)
  • 1807
    Harriet Taylor Mill, English feminist philosopher (d. 1858)
  • 1876
    Frederick Montague, 1st Baron Amwell, British Labour politician (d. 1966)
  • 1941
    Jesse Jackson, American clergyman and civil rights activist
  • 1944
    Susan Raye, American singer
  • 1960
    Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster
  • 1966
    Camille Coduri, British actress
  • 1970
    Soon-Yi Previn, Korean American actress
  • 1974
    Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower
  • 1985
    Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter

Who died on October 8?

  • 1317
    Emperor Fushimi of Japan (b. 1265)
  • 1647
    Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)
  • 1834
    François-Adrien Boïeldieu, French composer (b. 1775)
  • 1928
    Larry Semon, comedian (b. 1889)
  • 1962
    Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer (b. 1909)
  • 1982
    Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (b. 1915)
  • 1985
    Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (b. 1919)
  • 1999
    John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2000
    Sheila Holland, English writer (b. 1937)
  • 2011
    Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (b. 1941)

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