Wednesday, October 8, 2008
H D Kumaraswamy resigns as Chief Minister of the Indian state of Karnataka. Governor Rameshwar Thakur is likely to recommend presidential rule till further elections.
Saturday, October 8, 2005
Suicide bombers detonate 2 bombs at the Red Sea
resort of Taba
, killing 34 people, mainly Israeli tourists and Egypt
Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Palestinians: Yasser Arafat has suffered a mild heart attack. Palestinian leadership officials tried to hide condition of the president. "Although he has had a slight heart attack, the doctors say he will make a full recovery. He is in full control. There is nothing to worry about", states close aide to Arafat. Officials state that it would "have created panic at a critical time when the Israelis are threatening Arafat's life". //www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1058298,00.html//msnbc.com/news/801833.asp?0cv=CB10
Linate Airport disaster: MD-87 of SAS collides first with a private plane and then a building at Linate Airport in Milan, Italy – 100 dead
collides first with a private plane and then a building in Milano
Airport 100 are killed.
Saturday, October 8, 1994
Iraq disarmament crisis: The President of the United Nations Security Council says that Iraq must withdraw its troops from the Kuwait border, and immediately cooperate with weapons inspectors.
In Russia, the KGB is replaced by the SVR.
Iraq disarmament crisis: The U.N. Security Council passes Resolution 715
, which demands that Iraq accept unconditionally the inspectors and all other personnel designated by the Special Commission. Iraq rejects the resolution, calling it unlawful.
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.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs a bill into law which allows homebrewing of beer in the United States.
A massive short circuit in Seasat
's electrical system ends the satellite's scientific mission.
Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.6 mph (511.13 km/h at Blowering Dam, Australia.
Daniel arap Moi becomes president of Kenya
Radio begins broadcasting on 97.3 FM in London
R. Sargent Shriver is chosen to replace Thomas Eagleton as the U.S. vice-presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.
Vietnam War ndash Operation Sealords: United States and South Vietnamese forces launch a new operation in the Mekong Delta.
Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
and his band are arrested after trying to register at a whites only motel in Louisiana. In the months following, he records the song A Change Is Gonna Come
The Lockheed L-1649A Starliner makes its first flight.
Baseball pitcher Don Larsen of the New York Yankees throws the only perfect game in World Series history in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Yogi Berra caught the game. Dale Mitchell was the final out. The New York Yankees won the series. Larsen was named series MVP.
Wednesday, October 8, 1941
annexes Western Poland.
Chiang Kai-shek is named as Generalissimo (Chairman of the National Military Council) of the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China.
Saturday, October 8, 1927
Thursday, October 8, 1925
The First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
The Eulmi Incident: Empress Myeongseong
of Korea, is killed at her private residence within Gyeongbokgung
Palace. Japanese agents under Miura Goro
attack the Korean Royal Guard. Her son Sunjong accuses General Woo Beom-seon. Miura Goro
is recalled to Japan, and tried along with 55 other men all were acquitted for lack of evidence.
Wednesday, October 8, 1879
Four major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan
in Chicago, Illinois
, Peshtigo, Wisconsin
, Holland, Michigan
, and Manistee, Michigan
. The Great Chicago Fire
is the most famous of these, leaving nearly 100,000 people homeless, although the Peshtigo Fire
kills as many as 2,500 people, making it the deadliest fire in United States
Saturday, October 8, 1870
Leon Michel Gambetta escapes the besieged Paris in a hot-air balloon.
Wednesday, October 8, 1862
Wednesday, October 8, 1856
Thursday, October 8, 1829
First Anglo-Dutch War ndash Battle of the Kentish Knock: The battle is fought near the shoal called the Kentish Knock in the North Sea, about 30 km from the mouth of the River Thames.
Wednesday, October 8, 1625
ndash The Union of Brest
: The Ukrainian Church west of the Dnipro becomes known as the Ukrainian rite of Catholicism
, whereas the East officially renounces the authority of the Pope.
Monday, September 28, 1573 (Julianian calendar)
The Spanish abandon the siege of the city of Alkmaar
Wednesday, September 28, 1530 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, September 30, 1354 (Julianian calendar)
The Turks capture the cities of Kallipolis and Didymoteicho from the Byzantine Empire.
Sahab-ud-Din becomes Sultan of Kashmir.
The sultan of Morocco appoints a scribe to write an account of the travels of Ibn Battuta.
Assassins struck down Sultan Hasan and his body is never returned.
Cola di Rienzo, self-proclaimed tribune of Rome, is killed by an angry mob.
The reign of John VI Cantacuzenus as Byzantine Emperor is ended, after he loses a battle to John V Palaiologos, who is restored as sole emperor.
Thursday, September 30, 1322 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, October 1, 1275 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, October 2, 1094 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, October 2, 1076 (Julianian calendar)
ndash In England a frost begins that lasts until April 1077
Sunday, October 7, 451 (Julianian calendar)
November 1 ndash Council of Chalcedon, Ecumenical council of the Christian church. As a result of this council the Oriental Orthodox churches eventually become a separate communion. More immediately, Jerusalem becomes a Patriarchate and Dioscorus of Alexandria is deposed as patriarch of Antioch.
Thursday, October 7, 314 (Julianian calendar)
A large Pictish raid southwards is attempted.