About October 8

October 8, 2024 is the 282nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Libra is the sun 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 113 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 8

  • 314
    Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses his European territories.
  • 1200
    Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England.
  • 1480
    Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which results in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and the eventual disintegration of the Horde.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1600
    San Marino adopts its written constitution.
  • 1821
    The government of general José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
  • 1871
    Four major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Holland, Michigan, and Manistee, Michigan including the Great Chicago Fire, and the much deadlier Peshtigo Fire.
  • 1904
    Edmonton, Alberta was incorporated as a city.
  • 1904
    Prince Albert, Saskatchewan was incorporated as a city.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
  • 1932
    The Indian Air Force is established.
  • 1941
    World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
  • 1956
    New York Yankees’s Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history.
  • 1962
    Algeria joins the United Nations.
  • 1962
    Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article “Bedingt abwehrbereit” (“Conditionally prepared for defense”) about a NATO manoeuver called “Fallex 62”, which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany’s army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine is soon accused of treason.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal as “a maneuver to deceive world opinion”.
  • 1978
    Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
  • 1991
    Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
  • 1998
    Oslo’s Gardermoen airport opens after the close down of Fornebu airport.
  • 2005
    2005 Kashmir earthquake: Thousands of people are killed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

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