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This Day in History – October 8, 2011




1645 Jeanne Mance opened the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first lay hospital in North America. 1840 1st Hawaiian constitution proclaimed 1860 Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens. 1871 Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4ýmiles (10 kmý) of Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation 1896 Dow Jones starts reporting an average of industrial stocks 1904 Edmonton, Alberta was incorporated as a city. 1906 Karl Nessler demonstrates 1st ‘permanent wave’ for hair, in London 1918 Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans 1921 KDKA in Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game. 1933 Coit Tower dedicated in SF, a monument to firefighters 1934 Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Lindbergh’s son 1935 Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard (Ozzie & Harriet) 1939 World War II: Germany annexes Western Poland. 1941 World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol. 1944 World War II: The Battle of Crucifix Hill occurs on Crucifix Hill just outside Aachen. Capt. Bobbie Brown receives a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle. 1944 “Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” debut on CBS radio 1945 Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain & Canada 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. 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles 1962 Algeria joins the United Nations. 1967 Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia. 1969 The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois. 1970 Vietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal as “a maneuver to deceive world opinion”. 1974 Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States. 1981 Pres Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford & Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat’s funeral 1988 Fire in Seattle’s Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage 1990 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount. 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security. 2005 2005 Kashmir earthquake: Thousands of people are killed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.]]]]> ]]>

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