About October 8

October 8, 2022 is the 281st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

What Happened On October 8

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1821
    The government of general José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
  • 1829
    Rail transport: Stephenson’s The Rocket wins The Rainhill Trials.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Perryville – Union forces under General Don Carlos Buell halt the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg at Perryville, Kentucky.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1918
    World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
  • 1928
    Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella’s Violin Concerto.
  • 1952
    The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1998
    Oslo’s Gardermoen airport opens after the close down of Fornebu airport.
  • 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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