8t o October is the 281st day o the year (282nt in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 84 days bidin.
1871: Great Chicago Fire 1974: Banner o Baja California Sur A woman an bairn at a destroyed house efter the 2005 Pakistan yirdquauk.
1075 - Dimitar Zvonimir is crouned King o Croatie.
1600 - San Marino adopts its aen constitution.
1814 - First election tae the Norse Storting ( Pairlament).
1860 - In Californie, the first telegraph linkin Los Angeles tae San Francisco opens.
1871 - The Great Fire o Chicago stairts. On the semme day, 1,200 fowk are kilt in a massive forest fire in the state o Wisconsin.
1904 - Edmonton, Alberta, is incorporatit as a ceety.
1932 - Indie's Air Force is creatit.
1939 - Warld War II: Germany annexes Wastren Poland.
1952 - The Harrow an Weald train crash northwast o Lunnon kills 112 fowk.
1962 - Algerie jyns the Unitit Naitions.
1967 - Che Guevara, Communist revolutionary, is captured in Bolivie, a day afore bein executit.
1974 - Baja California Sur becomes a state o Mexico.
1990 - Israeli polis kill 17 Palestinians and woond ower 100 near the Dome o the Rock.
1991 - Croatie declares unthirldom frae Yugoslavie.
2001 - Twa planes collide in thick fog shortly efter tak-aff frae Milan, Italy, killin 118 fowk.
2004 - Wangari Maathai wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
2005 - The north o Pakistan is hit bi a strang yirdquauk, killin 1,000s o fowk.
2010 - Liu Xiaobo wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
2013 - Peter Higgs an Francois Englert win the Nobel Prize in Pheesics for the discovery o the Higgs boson.
2015 - Svetlana Alexievich o Belarus wins the Nobel Prize in Leeteratur. 2018 - In a special report, the Intergovrenmental Panel on Climate Chynge says that "rapid, far-reachin an unprecedentit chynges in aw aspects o society" are needed tae keep global wairmin below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Births
1712 - Alison Cockburn, Scots poet (d. 1794)
1850 - Henry Louis Le Chatelier, French chemist (d. 1936)
1883 - Otto Heinrich Warburg, German pheesiologist an medicinar (d. 1970)
1890 - Arthur Landsborough Thomson, Scots ornithologist (d. 1977)
1895 - Juan Perón, Preses o Argentinae (d. 1974)
1895 - King Zog I o Albanie (d. 1961)
1918 - Jens Christian Skou, Dens chemist an pheesiologist (d. 2018)
1919 - Kiichi Miyazawa, Prime meenister o Japan (d. 2007)
1929 - Betty Boothroyd, Inglis politeecian
1931 - Bill Brown, Scots fitbawer (d. 2004)
1941 - Jesse Jackson, American pastor an activist
1946 - Colin Jackson, Scots fitbawer (d. 2015)
1946 - Dennis Kucinich, American politeecian
1949 - Sigourney Weaver, American actress
1951 - Graham Shaw, Scots fitbawer
1958 - Ursula von der Leyen, German politeecian
1965 - Dougie McDonald, Scots fitbaw referee
1970 - Matt Damon, American actor
1970 - David Duguid, Scots politeecian
1970 - Sadiq Khan, Inglis politeecian, Mayor o Lunnon
1971 - David Gauke, Inglis politeecian
1971 - Michelle Mone, Baroness Mone, Scots entrepreneur an peer
1979 - Kristanna Loken, American actress
1983 - Michael Fraser, Scots fitbawer
1985 - Bruno Mars, American sangster 1993 - Garbiñe Muguruza, Spaingie tennis player Daiths
1754 - Henry Fielding, Inglis writer (b. 1707)
1793 - John Hancock, American politeecian (b. 1737)
1809 - James Elphinston, Scots eddicator, ornithologist, phonologist an linguistics expert (b. 1721)
1862 - James Walker, Scots ceevil ingineer (b. 1781)
1869 - Franklin Pierce, 14t Preses o the Unitit States (b. 1804)
1967 - Clement Attlee, Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick (b. 1883)
1982 - Philip Noel-Baker, Inglis peace activist (b. 1889)
1992 - Willy Brandt, Chancellor o Wast Germany (b. 1913) 2004 - Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930) Halidays
Banner o Croatie Independence Day (
Croatie) Navy Day (
Peru) Children's Day (
Iran) Air Force Day (
Indie) The 8t o October is the eat day o the follaein saunts: St. Keyne
St. Amor o Aquitaine
St. Martin Cid
St. Nestor Bl. Matthew de Eskandely
St. Palatias an Laurentia
Bl. Peter o Seville
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