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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1870

Louis Vierne, composer

Birth
1871

Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4ýmiles (10 kmý) of Chicago buildings, and original Emancipation Proclamation

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1871

Gas explosion destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin

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1872

John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood and Stone)

Birth
1873

Ejnar Hertzsprung, Denmark, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)

Birth
1873

1st women's prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute

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1874

Nance O'Neil, Oakland CA, actor (Cimarron)

Birth
1875

Hugh L Doherty, tennis champ (US Open-1903)

Birth
1880

Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)

Birth
1885

William Henry Bennett Vodery, composer

Birth
1886

Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Noble Bachelor" (BG)

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1887

Phillies set club record 16th straight victory

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1888

Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian Minister of Justice, dies

Death
1888

Clifford Heatherley, Preston England, actress (For Love or Money)

Birth
1890

Cyril Rutherford "Snuffy" Browne, cricketer (pioneer WI Test player)

Birth
1890

Eddie Rickenbacker, aviator "Ace of Aces" (WW I)

Birth
1892

Sergei Rachmaninoff 1st performs "Prelude in C-sharp-Minor" in Moscow

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1895

Charles Oberthur, composer, dies at 76

Death
1895

Ohio Valley Improvement Association forms

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1895

Juan Per¢n, Argentine Pres (1946-55, 1973-74)

Birth
1895

King Zog I, of Albania (1928-1939)

Birth
1895

Jeanne G van Schaik-Willing, Dutch author (Sinner and the Girl)

Birth
1896

Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks

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1897

Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author (Mark of Zorro, Applause)

Birth
1897

Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of Opera

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