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  • Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 08, 1777

    George Washington

    Burgoyne tried to take Bemis Heights but was isolated from support by Howe

    Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 08, 1777

    On October 7, 1777, Burgoyne tried to take Bemis Heights but was isolated from support by Howe. He was forced to retreat to Saratoga and ultimately surrendered after the Battles of Saratoga. As Washington suspected, Gates' victory emboldened his critics.




  • Wisconsin, United States
    Sunday Oct 08, 1871

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Peshtigo Fire

    Wisconsin, United States
    Sunday Oct 08, 1871

    The Peshtigo fire was a very large forest fire that took place on October 8, 1871, in northeastern Wisconsin, including much of the Door Peninsula, and adjacent parts of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The largest community in the affected area was Peshtigo, Wisconsin. With the estimated deaths of around 1,500 people, and possibly as many as 2,500.




  • Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Oct 08, 1881

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1881 Haiphong Typhoon

    Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Oct 08, 1881

    The 1881 Haiphong typhoon was a typhoon that struck Haiphong, in Dai Nam (now Vietnam), and the northern part of the Captaincy General of the Philippines (now the Philippines) on October 8, 1881. About 300000 people were killed in and around Haiphong by the typhoon alone (casualties likely went up even in the storm's passing due to disease and starvation)




  • Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Oct 08, 1883

    Incandescent light bulb

    The United States Patent Office gave a ruling about Edison's Patents

    Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Oct 08, 1883

    The United States Patent Office gave a ruling 8 October 1883, that Edison's patents were based on the prior art of William Sawyer and were invalid.




  • Huizhou, Guangdong, China
    Monday Oct 08, 1900

    Xinhai Revolution

    Sun Yat-sen Ordered The Launch of The Huizhou Uprising

    Huizhou, Guangdong, China
    Monday Oct 08, 1900

    On 8 October 1900, Sun Yat-sen ordered the launch of the Huizhou Uprising. The revolutionary army was led by Zheng Shiliang and initially included 20,000 men, who fought for half a month. However, after the Japanese Prime Minister prohibited Sun Yat-sen from carrying out revolutionary activities on Taiwan, Zheng Shiliang had no choice but to order the army to disperse. This uprising therefore also failed. British soldier Rowland J. Mulkern participated in this uprising.




  • Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 08, 1902

    The Wright brothers

    A Major Milestone

    Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 08, 1902

    With their new method the Wrights achieved true control in turns for the first time on October 8, 1902, a major milestone.




  • China
    Sunday Oct 08, 1950

    Korean War

    the People's Volunteer Army

    China
    Sunday Oct 08, 1950

    On 8 October 1950, Mao re designated the PLA North East Frontier Force as the People's Volunteer Army (PVA).


  • Algeria
    Tuesday Oct 08, 1957

    Algerian War

    the 1e REP surrounded Ali La Pointe's hideout at 5 Rue de s Abderames

    Algeria
    Tuesday Oct 08, 1957

    On the evening of 8 October the 1e REP surrounded Ali La Pointe's hideout at 5 Rue de s Abderames. The paratroops laid charges to blow away the false partition behind which Ali and his comrades were hiding, unfortunately the explosion detonated a store of bombs destroying the house and several neighbouring buildings, killing Ali, his two comrades and 17 other Muslims in neighbouring houses.


  • Finchley, London, England
    Thursday Oct 08, 1959

    Margaret Thatcher

    The 1959 Election

    Finchley, London, England
    Thursday Oct 08, 1959

    She was elected as MP for the seat after a hard campaign in the 1959 election.


  • Algeria
    Monday Oct 08, 1962

    Algerian War

    Algeria was admitted as the 109th member of the United Nations

    Algeria
    Monday Oct 08, 1962

    Algeria was admitted as the 109th member of the United Nations on October 8, 1962.


  • Yuro ravine, Bolivia
    Sunday Oct 08, 1967

    Che Guevara

    Wounded and taken prisoner

    Yuro ravine, Bolivia
    Sunday Oct 08, 1967

    On the morning of October 8, they encircled the area with two battalions numbering 1,800 soldiers and advanced into the ravine triggering a battle where Guevara was wounded and taken prisoner while leading a detachment with Simeón Cuba Sarabia.


  • Croatia
    Tuesday Oct 08, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Independence day of Croatia

    Croatia
    Tuesday Oct 08, 1991

    The next day, as a previously agreed three-month moratorium on implementation of the declaration of independence expired, the Croatian Parliament severed all remaining ties with Yugoslavia. 8 October is now celebrated as Independence Day in Croatia.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Oct 08, 1995

    Bosnian War

    Operation Southern Move

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Oct 08, 1995

    The ARBiH requested Croatian assistance and on 8 October the HV-HVO launched Operation Southern Move under the overall command of HV Major General Ante Gotovina. The VRS lost the town of Mrkonjić Grad, while HVO units came within 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Banja Luka.


  • House of Representatives, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Oct 08, 1998

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Commence Impeachment Proceedings Against Clinton

    House of Representatives, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Oct 08, 1998

    The Republican controlled House of Representatives voted 258-176 to commence impeachment proceedings against Clinton on October 8, 1998. Since Ken Starr had already completed an extensive investigation, the House Judiciary Committee conducted no investigations of its own into Clinton's alleged wrongdoing and held no serious impeachment-related hearings before the 1998 midterm elections. Impeachment was one of the major issues in those elections.


  • Georgia
    Monday Oct 08, 2001

    Second Chechen War

    UNOMIG helicopter was shot down in Georgia

    Georgia
    Monday Oct 08, 2001

    On 8 October 2001, a UNOMIG (United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia) helicopter was shot down in Georgia in Kodori Valley gorge near Abkhazia, amid fighting between Chechens and Abkhazians, killing nine including five UN observers.


  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Thursday Oct 08, 2015

    Sepp Blatter

    Blatter Was Suspended From FIFA For 90

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Thursday Oct 08, 2015

    On 8 October 2015 he was suspended from FIFA for 90 days while investigations into payments made to Michel Platini were conducted. FIFA said in a statement: "The grounds for these decisions are the investigations that are being carried out by the investigatory chamber of the ethics committee.


  • Myanmar
    Saturday Oct 08, 2016

    Conflict in Myanmar

    ARSA attacked Burmese border posts along the Bangladesh–Myanmar border

    Myanmar
    Saturday Oct 08, 2016

    Insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked Burmese border posts along the Bangladesh–Myanmar border on 9 October 2016, killing nine border officers.


  • Alexandria, Egypt
    Sunday Oct 08, 2017

    Mohamed Salah

    World Cup 2018 Qualification

    Alexandria, Egypt
    Sunday Oct 08, 2017

    Salah was the top scorer for Egypt with five goals during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, including both goals in the decisive 2–1 victory over Congo, one of which was a penalty in the last minute to make the Pharaohs reach their first World Cup finals since 1990.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 08, 2018

    Sofia Kenin

    Reaching Top 50

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 08, 2018

    Back in the United States, Kenin won another $60K title at the Berkeley Tennis Club Challenge. She reached the third round of the US Open for the second consecutive year, losing to Plíšková at the event for the second time. Kenin's best performance during the rest of the season came at the Tournoi de Québec, where she reached another semifinal. At her next tournament, she defeated world No. 10 Julia Görges at the Wuhan Open for her second top ten victory of the year. These results helped Kenin advance into the top 50 for the first time.


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