October 08 in History – What happened on 08 October in Past

08 October - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on October 08, the day number in a year is 281 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 282. October 08 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

October 08 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
451The Council of Chalcedon, a Christian ecumenical council inChristianity that repudiated the Eutychian doctrine of monophysitism,and set forth the Chalcedonian Creed, opened.
1076Demetrius Zvonimir, the last native king who exerted any realpower over the entire Croatian state, was crowned.
1594Sinhalese–Portuguese War-Portugal had almost conquered the island of Sri Lanka when its army was completely annihilated, ending theCampaign of Danture.
1769Captain Cook stepped into New Zealand.
1769Captain James Cook New Zealand Poverty Bay) reached.
1809Prince Clemens von Metertich became the Foreign Minister of the Austrian Empire.
1821General José de San Martin's government established the Peruvian Navy.
1856The Second Opium War began between the British and China.
1860Telegraph line launched between L&SF.
1862American Civil War-The Battle of Perryville, one of the bloodiest battles of the war, was fought in the Chaplin Hills west of Perryville, Kentucky.
1871The Great Chicago Fire commenced on Sunday, October 8, and went on for three days before it finally went out on Tuesday, October 10, 1871.
1871There was a fierce fire in the US city of Chicago for two days. The fire killed 300 people and destroyed 17,450 homes.
1897Composer Gustav Mahler was appointed the director of the Vienna Court Opera.
1904The Canadian cities of Edmonton, Alberta, and Prince Albert,Saskatchewan, were both incorporated.
1918World War I-After his platoon suffered heavy casualties duringthe Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France's Forest of Argonne, AmericanSergeant Alvin C. York led the seven remaining men on an attack againsta German machine gun nest, killing 28 German soldiers and capturing 132others.
1919The first ever transcontinental air race in the United States starts, with 63 planes taking part between California and New York.
1932The Indian Air Force was founded as an auxiliary air force ofthe Indian Empire.
1932Indian Air Force was established. It was then formed as an auxiliary air force of the British Raj.
1936Famous Hindi writer and novelist Premchand died.
1936The first episode of the British television program Picture aired.
1952The Harrow and Weldstone rail accident killed 112 people in England.
1962News magazine Der Spiegel revealed the unpreparedness of the West German armed forces against the communist threat from the east, andwas accused of treason shortly afterwards.
1965The Post Office Tower opened in London.
1967Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader Che Guevara wascaptured near La Higuera, Bolivia.
1969Demonstrations organized by the Weather Underground known asthe Days of Rage began in Chicago.
1973Britain's first independent radio station, LBC, started.
1973LBC Radio began airing in London on 97.3 FM.
1991President Bush is approaching a decision on easing the federal banking rules in order to help relax the difficulties with the nations tight credit circumstances.
1996At a conference held in Ottawa, about 50 countries agreed to ban landmines worldwide.
1998Gardermoen Airport, the main domestic hub and internationalairport for Norway, opened as Oslo Airport, Fornebu, closed.
2000Vojoslav Kostunica became the President of Yugoslavia.
2001At Linate Airport in Milan, Italy, Scandinavian Airlines FlightSK686 collided on take-off with a Cessna Citation II business jet,killing 118 people.
2001US President George W. Bush established the Office of Homeland Security.
2003Miss Venezuela Gojedor Ezua won the title of Miss International competition held in Tokyo.
2004Monsanto's patent on Indian wheat revoked.
2005A severe earthquake in South Asia took thousands of lives.
2007Former Bangladesh Home Minister Mohammad Nasim was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
2008For their finding and development of the green fluorescent protein (GFP), Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, and Roger Y. Tsien received the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2009Polish President Lech Kaczyński declares his intent to sign the Treaty of Lisbon on Saturday October 10, which will complete the country's sanction process.
2010The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 37th assembly came to an end on Friday in Montreal where developments on aviation emissions were made.
2011The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees opens a new refugee camp in western Ethiopia for refugees from Sudan and South Sudan.
2012Scientist’s caution of the hazards associated with using liquid nitrogen in drinks after a teenage girl from the United Kingdom required emergency surgery after drinking a cocktail comprising of the substance.
2013Heavy floods in the Philippines city of Zamboanga leads to thousands of families being displaced and schools and most government offices being closed.
2014The people in North America, Western South America, Australia and parts of East Asia will be able to observe a lunar eclipse today.



Famous Birthdays of October 08:

YearName / Profession / Country
1883Otto Heinrich Warburg / Physician / Germany
1944Ed Kirkpatrick / Baseball Player / United States of America
1970Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui / Colonel / Democratic Republic of the Congo
1552Matteo Ricci / Priest  / Italy
1977Jamie Marchi / Actress / United States of America
1919Kiichi Miyazawa / Politician / Japan
1941George Bellamy / Singer / United Kingdom
1913Marios Makrionitis / Bishop / Roman Republic
1924Aloísio Lorscheider / Cardinal / Brazil
1959Mike Morgan / Baseball Player / United States of America
1960Mike Teague / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
1934Gerry Hitchens / Footballer / United Kingdom
1983Abhishek Nayar / Cricketer / India
1981Vladimir Kisenkov / Fooballer / Russia
1917Rodney Robert Porter / Biochemist / United Kingdom
1991Jordan McLean / Rugby Player / Australia
1979Gregori Chad Petree / Writer / United States of America
1929Betty Boothroyd / Politician / United Kingdom
1940Fred Cash / Singer / United States of America
1890Snuffy Browne / Cricketer / Barbados
1972Terry Balsamo / Writer / United States of America
1938Fred Stolle / Tennis Player / United States of America
1965Matt Biondi / Swimmer / United States of America
1979Paul Burchill / Wrestler / United Kingdom
1847Rose Scott / Activist / Australia
1897Rouben Mamoulian / Writer / United States of America
1992Maria João Koehler / Tennis Player / Portugal
1789William John Swainson / Ornithologist / United Kingdom
1789John Ruggles / Politician / United States of America
1877Hans Heysen / Painter / Australia

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Read in Hindi : 08 अक्टूबर की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

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