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
At Chalcedon, a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor, the first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins (ends on November 1).
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
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.
First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella’s Violin Concerto.
Algeria joins the United Nations.
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.
Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
Who were born on October 8?
Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1774)
Harriet Taylor Mill, English feminist philosopher (d. 1858)
Frederick Montague, 1st Baron Amwell, British Labour politician (d. 1966)
Jesse Jackson, American clergyman and civil rights activist
Susan Raye, American singer
Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster
Camille Coduri, British actress
Soon-Yi Previn, Korean American actress
Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower
Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter
Who died on October 8?
Emperor Fushimi of Japan (b. 1265)
Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)
François-Adrien Boïeldieu, French composer (b. 1775)
Larry Semon, comedian (b. 1889)
Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer (b. 1909)
Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (b. 1915)
Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (b. 1919)
John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
Sheila Holland, English writer (b. 1937)
Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (b. 1941)
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