What happened This day in History on October 8th

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Pakistan 2005 Pakistan Earthquake 8th October, 2005 : A massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Azad Kashmir ( Pakistan-administered Kashmir ) leaving an estimated 70,000 dead and 70,000 more injured. More than 3 million were left homeless and without food and basic supplies.

U.S. 1983 U.S.A. Earthquake 8th October, 1983 : A moderate earthquake 5.2 on the Richter Scale hit Central New York up as far as Canada , Earth Quakes in the region are not common so everybody who was woken by the movement at 6:19 in the morning noticed it, effects ranged from water in a water bed making waves to things falling off shelves, the last earthquake of any size was back in 1944 which measured 5.9 on the Richter Scale.

U.S. 1871 U.S.A. Great Chicago Fire Oct. 8th, : The Great Chicago Fire started on Sunday, October 8, and burned for three days before it finally burned itself out Tuesday, October 10, 1871.

U.S. 1919 U.S.A. Air Race 8th October, 1919: The first transcontinental air race in the United States begins, with 63 planes competing between California and New York .

U.S. 1921 U.S.A. Still Saturday, Oct. 8th, 1921 : A 100 gallon capacity still, three barrels of mash and 50 gallons of whisky were found when prohibition agents raided a home in a fashionable neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio .
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U.S. 1929 U.S.A. Obscene Language 8th October, 1929 : A Man is Charged of Speaking Offensively in Front of a Lady and found guilty for using obscene language in front of a woman in Ohio.

U.S. 1933 U.S.A. Moratorium on Farm Foreclosures Oct. 8th, 1933 : As the nations farmers continue to struggle the National Farmers Union has asked President Roosevelt to intervene and place a moratorium on farm mortgage foreclosures and that farm prices be pegged at the cost of production .

Russia 1941 World War II Moscow 8th October, 1941 : German armies have mounted an all out offensive towards Moscow in an attempt to beat the winter , they are now only 125 miles from the Russian capital itself. Hitler believes that conquering the Soviet Union early will provide a great source of supplies and that Russian armies are close to collapse and defeat.

U.S. 1952 U.S.A. Drive In Movie Oct. 8th, 1952 : A woman is suing her local drive-in movie theatre in supreme court for $13,000 in damages after she complained that the fog prevented her from watching the movie and the manager refused to refund her money, she then told the manager to do a fog check and the theatre manager struck her.

UK 1952 UK Train Crash 8th October, 1952 : Three Trains crash at Harrow in North London with over 80 dead and many more injured.

UK 1965 UK Post Office Tower Opens In London 8th October, 1965 : London's Post Office Tower which at 581 ft tall is officially opened by the then Prime Minister, Harold Wilson as the tallest building in Britain at the time. It's main purpose was to support microwave aerials used to carry telecommunications traffic from London to the rest of the country.

Canada 1966 Canada Train Crash Oct. 8th, 1966 : A Canadian Pacific Toronto bound freight train bound crashed into a school bus carrying children to the School Dance, 18 children were killed together with the Bus driver and police are investigating the cause of the accident.




U.S. 1969 U.S.A. Weather Underground Oct. 8th, 1969 : The Weather Underground ( Weatherman )has the first of The Days of Rage riots in Chicago, Illinois. The Weatherman were an American radical left organization which were involved in bombings, riots, and a jailbreak including the bombing of United States Capitol, The Pentagon and the Harry S Truman Building which houses the United States Department of State.


Sweden 1970 Sweden Solzhenitsyn 8th October, 1970 : The Russian writer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, wins the Nobel Prize for literature. .
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UK 1973 Great Britain LBC Oct. 8th, 1973 : Britain's first commercial independent radio station begins broadcasting LBC (London Broadcasting Company) on VHF and medium wave.

Syria 1973 Middle East Arab Israeli War 8th October, 1973 : Reports from the middle east on the third day of the Arab - Israeli war give differing news with Israel stating Syria is in full retreat from the Golan Heights back to Damascus while Syrian Radio states they repulsed the Israeli attacks and are in full control. Egypt has also stated they are in full control of the east bank of the Suez Canal. The US is meanwhile asking for a meeting of the full security council of the United Nations so they can put forward proposals to end the war.

U.S. 1974 U.S.A. Franklin National Bank Oct. 8th, 1974 : Franklin National Bank once the United States 20th largest bank, is declared insolvent insolvent due to mismanagement and fraud by the Treasury Department making it the largest bank failure in the history of the United States at that point in time.

Poland 1982 Poland Solidarity Union Banned Oct. 8th, 1982 : The Polish government bans the Solidarity Trade Union in an attempt to destroy the Union.
Solidarity Trade Union Public Domain Photo

UK 1985 England Les Misérables 11th October, 1985 : Les Misérables opens in the West End and on October 8th, 2006, the show celebrated its 21st anniversary becoming the longest-running West End musical in history and is still running (though it has changed venues).

Scotland 1987 Scotland Nessie 11th October, 1987 : A group of scientists armed with the latest in boats and underwater technology will carry out a full survey of Loch Ness hoping to find proof that Nessie exists. This has proved a great draw to Loch Ness in Scotland as hundreds of journalists from all over the world will watch and report anything and everything to do with this legendary sea monster that has attracted media attention since the 1930's when an English surgeon, R.K. Wilson, claimed to have taken a photo of Nessie.

Palestine 1990 Palestine Shot and Killed 8th October, 1990 :Seventeen Palestinians are shot and killed, and over 100 are wounded, by Israeli police at the Al Aksa Mosque on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, a site sacred to Jews and Muslims

European Union 1990 Europe ERM Oct. 8th, 1990 : Britain Joins the European ( ERM Exchange Rate Mechanism ) where member states agreed to keep their currency value tied to within 6% of the German Mark and requiring them to adopt German anti-inflation policies. ( Britain crashed out of the ERM in September 1992 when recession and massive currency speculation saw the pound go outside of the 6% figure )

U.S. 1991 U.S.A. Banking Rules Oct. 8th, 1991: President Bush is nearing a decision on easing the federal banking rules to help soften the problems with the nations tight credit conditions. .

U.S. 1998 U.S.A. Impeach 8th October, 1998: The U.S. House of Representatives votes to proceed toward impeaching President Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in cases concerning Arkansas real estate deals .
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Italy 2001 Italy Plane Crash Milan Airport Oct. 8th, 2001 : Two aircraft have crashed while on the runway at Linate airport. The accident between a Scandinavian airline, SAS and a small private aircraft while on the runway causing the Scandinavian Jet to swerve and crash into an airport building causing the aircraft to burst into flames. The final death toll for the tragedy was 118 including passengers, crew and airport ground staff. The accident has been blamed on the lack of working ground radar which has been out of commision for 2 years.

U.S. 2001 U.S.A. Florida Anthrax Attacks 8th October, 2001 : Following the death of Robert Stevens on 5th October a photo editor at the supermarket tabloid The Sun who had worked from the offices of The Sun newspaper in the American Media building in Boca Raton, Florida. On the Oct. 8th 1,000 American Media employees or other long-term visitors to the building undergo nasal swab tests and begin taking antibiotics from the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile.

U.S. 2004 USA Martha Stewart Oct. 8th, 2004: Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement in addition to a $30,000 fine and was sent to the minimum-security facility in West Virginia—known as “Camp Cupcake”
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U.S. 2004 U.S.A. 2nd Presidential Debate Oct. 8th, 2004: US President George W Bush and John Kerry meet for the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis moderated by Charles Gibson of ABC , during the debate they discussed the terror threat, Iraq and the economy. The first denate was on September 30th at the University of Miami and the final debate will be at Arizona State University on October 30th.

U.S. 2005 U.S.A. Robot Vehicles cross Mojave desert Oct. 8th, 2005: A race organized by US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) ends with four robotic vehicles completing the 240km course across Nevada's Mojave desert. The vehicles which are modified cars, SUV's and dune buggies are controlled and guided by sophisticated software and use GPS (global positioning satellite), cameras, infrared sensors, computers, and lasers to guide them across the tough terrain, the rules do not allow any control by humans including via remote access.
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U.S. 2008 U.S.A. National Debt Clock Oct. 8th, 2008: The National Debt Clock in New York has run out of digits to record the spiralling number and two new digits will be added. the photo below shows the clock with it's two extra numbers added which allow it to display the current figure.
In 1989 the clock was created to show the U.S. debt which exceded 3 trillion dollars, when it exceeded 10 trillion dollars the clock failed to show the new figure, currently the National Debt ( September 30th 2010 ) is estimated at 13 1/2 trillion dollars.

Switzerland
2012 Switzerland Two Die In Accident

8th October, 2012 : Two women died in an accident in the Fallenbach canyon in St. Gallen. One woman was a Belgian guide, the other a German tourist who had been a part of a larger group that had been canyoneering there. There was a sudden rise in the water that caught them.




India
2013 India Viral Encephalitis Outbreak

8th October, 2013 : A new viral encephalitis outbreak has hit the Uttar Pradesh state in India. Over two hundred people were being treated for it in hospitals and another fifteen children recently died from the affliction.