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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1897

Martin Pluddemann, composer, dies at 43

Death
1898

Clarence Williams, composer

Birth
1898

1st Canadian Intercollegiate football game: McGill beats Queen's, 3-2

Event
1899

Milner Connorton Gray, designer

Birth
1899

Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname relig leader/co-found (VHP)

Birth
1900

Serge Chermayeff, architect/designer

Birth
1900

Zeno Octavian Vancea, composer

Birth
1900

Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe, landscape architect

Birth
1901

Eivind Groven, composer

Birth
1903

Lina Radke, Germany, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1928)

Birth
1903

J M Synge's "In the Shadow of the Glen," premieres in Dublin

Event
1904

Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria sociologist/philosopher, dies at 62

Death
1904

1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (Hicksville, Long Island, NY)

Event
1906

Karl Nessler demonstrates 1st 'permanent wave' for hair, in London

Event
1907

Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65

Death
1907

Howard Joslin, GA, actor (Quebec, Detective Story)

Birth
1908

NY Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)

Event
1908

Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, composer

Birth
1909

Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant

Event
1909

Bill Hewitt, NFL end (Chicago Bears, Phila Eagles)

Birth
1910

Raymod Gray Lewis, Ontario Canada, 4X400 relayer (Olympic-bronze-1932)

Birth
1912

1st Balkan War begins - Montenegro declares war on Turkey

Event
1912

Wilhelm Kuhe, composer, dies at 88

Death
1912

Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War

Event
1913

Walter Schumann, NYC, choral director (Ford Show)/composer (Rhenish)

Birth