eso ha pasado un 08 Octubre

1871 : Beginning of the Great Chicago Fire

On October 8, 1871, at 9 p.m., a fire broke out at a private home in the south west of Chicago. The fire spread quickly and soon a big part of the city was burning. The fire came under control only on October 10. 250 people were killed. Thousands of buildings were destroyed and 100,000 people - one third of the population - became homeless.

1967 : Che Guevara arrested

On October 8, 1967, the Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara was arrested by the Bolivian forces, aided by the CIA. He was executed the following day. Che Guevara played a major role in the Cuban Revolution between 1956 and 1959. He then helped the rebels in Congo. In 1966 he came to Bolivia to train an anti-government guerrilla group. After his death, he became a revolutionary icon and his stylized portrait is universally known.

1982 : Solidarity banned

On October 8, 1982, the Solidarity trade union was prohibited by the Polish authorities. Solidarity (or Solidarność ) is a group of trade unions of different branches in Poland, which was created on August 31, 1980, during the strikes in the Gdansk shipyards, which was headed at that time by Lech Wałęsa. 10 million of workers out of 13 were grouped in this union. Solidarity was authorized again for the democratic elections of 1989.

2005 : Earthquake in Kashmir

On October 8, 2005, an earthquake of moment magnitude 7.6 struck the Kashmir border region between Pakistani and India. 75,000 people were killed and many more are injured. 3 million people in the region were left homeless. Infrastructure having been destroyed, it was difficulty to reach this remote area to provide basic supplies. The disaster was further accentuated by the harsh winter which arrived a few weeks after the earthquake and slow reconstruction.

Actualidad del día : 08 Octubre

Independance Day in Burundi
October 8 is the Independence Day in Burundi, which commemorates its independence gained against Belgium on October 8, 1962.

Cita del día : 08 Octubre

Lech Walesa
He who puts out his hand to stop the wheel of history will have his fingers crushed.

Cumpleaños : 08 Octubre

Henry Le Chatelier, Químico francés (1850)
Otto Warburg, Médico alemán, Premio Nobel de Fisiología o Medicina (1883)
Juan Perón, 29o y 41o Presidente de la República Argentina (1895)
Julien Duvivier, Director de cine francés (1896)
Rouben Mamoulian, Director de cine americano (1897)
Paulette Dubost, Actriz francesa (1910)
Rodney Porter, Bioquímico inglés, Premio Nobel de Medicina y Fisiología (1917)
Jens Christian Skou, Químico danés, Premio Nobel (1918)
César Milstein, Bioquímico argentino, Premio Nobel de Medicina y Fisiología (1927)
Paul Hogan, Actor australiano (1939)
Jean-Claude Gaudin, Político francés (1939)
Jesse Jackson, Político estadounidense (1941)
Chevy Chase, Comediante estadounidense (1943)
R. L. Stine, Escritor americano (1943)
Jean-Jacques Beineix, Director de cine americano (1946)
Claude Jade, Actriz francesa (1948)
Sigourney Weaver, Actriz americana (1949)
Michael Dudikoff, Actor americano (1954)
Stephanie Zimbalist, Actriz americana (1956)
François Pérusse, Cómico de Quebec (1960)
Matt Biondi, Nadador estadounidense (1965)
Emily Procter, Actriz americana (1968)
Leeroy Thornhill, Músico inglés (The Prodigy) (1968)
Jeremy Davies, Actor americano (1969)
Matt Damon, Actor americano (1970)
Anne-Marie Duff, Actriz inglesa (1970)
Mick O'Driscoll, Jugador de rugby irlandés (1978)
Nick Cannon, Actor americano (1980)
Molly Quinn, Actriz americana (1993)
Bella Thorne, Actriz americana (1997)

Nos han dejado un 08 Octubre

Fushimi, Emperador de Japón (1317)
Yongzheng, Emperador de China (1735)
Henry Fielding, Escritor inglés (1754)
Franklin Pierce, 14o presidente de los Estados Unidos (1869)
Nigel Bruce, Actor inglés (1953)
Clement Attlee, Primer ministro del Reino Unido (1945-1951) (1967)
Jean Giono, Escritor francés (1970)
Philip Noel-Baker, Político inglés, Premio Nobel de la Paz (1982)
Willy Brandt, Canciller de Alemania (1969-1974) (1992)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed