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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.

Novità del giorno : 08 Ottobre

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

Citazione del giorno : 08 Ottobre

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

Compleanni : 08 Ottobre

Henry Le Chatelier, Chimico francese (1850)
Otto Warburg, Medico tedesco, premio Nobel per la Fisiologia e Medicina (1883)
Juan Perón, 29o e 41o Presidente dell'Argentina (1895)
Julien Duvivier, Regista francese (1896)
Rouben Mamoulian, Regista americano (1897)
Paulette Dubost, Attrice francese (1910)
Rodney Porter, Biochimico inglés, premio Nobel per la Medicina e Fisiologia (1917)
Jens Christian Skou, Chimico danese, Premio Nobel (1918)
César Milstein, Biochimico argentino, premio Nobel per la Medicina e Fisiologia (1927)
Paul Hogan, Attore australiano (1939)
Jean-Claude Gaudin, Politico francese (1939)
Jesse Jackson, Uomo politico americano (1941)
Chevy Chase, Comico americano (1943)
R. L. Stine, Scrittore americano (1943)
Jean-Jacques Beineix, Regista americano (1946)
Claude Jade, Attrice francese (1948)
Sigourney Weaver, Attrice americana (1949)
Michael Dudikoff, Attore americano (1954)
Stephanie Zimbalist, Attrice americana (1956)
François Pérusse, Comico da Quebec (1960)
Matt Biondi, Nuotatore americano (1965)
Emily Procter, Attrice americana (1968)
Leeroy Thornhill, Musicista inglese (The Prodigy) (1968)
Jeremy Davies, Attore americano (1969)
Matt Damon, Attore americano (1970)
Anne-Marie Duff, Attrice inglese (1970)
Mick O'Driscoll, Giocatore di rugby irlandese (1978)
Nick Cannon, Attore americano (1980)
Molly Quinn, Attrice americana (1993)
Bella Thorne, Attrice americana (1997)

Ci hanno lasciato un 08 Ottobre

Fushimi, Imperatore del Giappone (1317)
Yongzheng, Imperatore della Cina (1735)
Henry Fielding, Scrittore inglese (1754)
Franklin Pierce, 14o presidente degli Stati Uniti (1869)
Nigel Bruce, Attore inglese (1953)
Clement Attlee, Primo Ministro del Regno Unito (1945-1951) (1967)
Jean Giono, Scrittore francese (1970)
Philip Noel-Baker, Uomo politico inglese, Nobel per la Pace (1982)
Willy Brandt, Cancelliere della Germania (1969-1974) (1992)
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