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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1964Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

2001U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

1981President Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford & Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral

1945US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

2003Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon win the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes

1492Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

1993Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

1942Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

1961Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament

2012John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

1943R. L. Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children's book writer (Goosebumps)

1980Nick Cannon, San Diego, California, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing)

1948Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)

1970Matt Damon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy)

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Notable Weddings on October 8th

1846Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

1824Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

October 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 8th

2011Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

1793John Hancock, US merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

October 8th Deaths
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