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  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 1, 2008

    Netflix

    A partnership with Starz

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 1, 2008

    On October 1, 2008, Netflix announced a partnership with Starz to bring 2,500+ new films and shows to "Watch Instantly", under Starz Play.




  • U.S.
    Friday Oct 3, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

    U.S.
    Friday Oct 3, 2008

    October 3, 2008: Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.




  • Piazzale Angelo Moratti, 20151 Milano, Milano Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    Saturday Oct 4, 2008

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    The Goal of The Year In Serie A

    Piazzale Angelo Moratti, 20151 Milano, Milano Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    Saturday Oct 4, 2008

    On 4 October, during the match against Bologna at home which Inter won 2–1, Ibrahimović scored a sensational goal, stunning Francesco Antonioli with an irresistible backheeled shot from Adriano's left-wing cross. The goal was later voted Goal of the Year in Serie A.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 7, 2008

    League of Legends

    First Announcement

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 7, 2008

    League of Legends was formally announced on October 7, 2008.




  • South Africa
    Thursday Oct 9, 2008

    Vodafone

    The Offer

    South Africa
    Thursday Oct 9, 2008

    On 9 October 2008, Vodafone offered to acquire an additional 15% stake in Vodacom Group from Telkom.




  • Canada
    Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

    Justin Trudeau

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper called an election

    Canada
    Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper called an election for 14 October 2008, by which time Trudeau had been campaigning for a year in Papineau. On election day Trudeau narrowly defeated Bloc Québécois incumbent Vivian Barbot.




  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

    Kaká

    Sidewalk of fame

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

    On 14 October, he cast his footprints into the Estádio do Maracanã's sidewalk of fame, in a section dedicated to the memory of the country's top players.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 21, 2008

    Eminem

    The Way I Am

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 21, 2008

    On October 21, 2008 his autobiography The Way I Am was published. Detailing his struggles with poverty, drugs, fame, heartbreak, and depression, it includes stories of his rise to fame, commentary about past controversies and original lyric sheets from "Stan" and "The Real Slim Shady".


  • Colombia
    Sunday Oct 26, 2008

    Colombian conflict

    The ex-congressman Óscar Tulio Lizcano escaped

    Colombia
    Sunday Oct 26, 2008

    On October 26, 2008, after 8 years of captivity, the ex-congressman Óscar Tulio Lizcano escaped with the assistance of a FARC rebel he convinced to travel with him.


  • United Kingdom and U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    James Bond

    Quantum of Solace

    United Kingdom and U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    Quantum of Solace is a 2008 spy film and the twenty-second in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. Directed by Marc Forster and written by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade, it is a direct sequel to Casino Royale, and the second film to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.


  • Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    Diego Maradona

    Grondona confirmed that Maradona would be the head coach of the national team

    Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    On 29 October 2008, AFA chairman Grondona confirmed that Maradona would be the head coach of the national team.


  • Japan
    Friday Oct 31, 2008

    Bitcoin

    A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

    Japan
    Friday Oct 31, 2008

    On 31 October 2008, a link to a paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was posted to a cryptography mailing list.


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