About October 8

October 8, 2021 is the 281st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 116 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 8

  • 1075
    Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
  • 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.
  • 1573
    End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.
  • 1600
    San Marino adopts its written constitution.
  • 1645
    Jeanne Mance opened the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first lay hospital in North America.
  • 1806
    Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve.
  • 1813
    The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bayern and Austria.
  • 1879
    War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
  • 1904
    Prince Albert, Saskatchewan was incorporated as a city.
  • 1918
    World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
  • 1921
    KDKA in Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Crucifix Hill occurs on Crucifix Hill just outside Aachen. Capt. Bobbie Brown receives a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Operation Sealords – United States and South Vietnamese forces launch a new operation in the Mekong Delta.
  • 1973
    Greek military junta of 1967–1974: Junta strongman George Papadopoulos appoints Spyros Markezinis as Prime Minister of Greece with the task to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.
  • 1974
    Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
  • 1982
    Poland bans Solidarity and all trade unions.
  • 1990
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount.
  • 2001
    A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.

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