On This Day in History for October 8 (Part 2)

Events in History

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  • 1985 "Rembrandt & Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1985 Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident
  • 1986 Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats Mets 1-0
  • 1986 RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs
  • 1988 Fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage
  • 1988 Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
  • 1990 Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
  • 1990 US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize
  • 1991 The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia
  • 1992 Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
  • 1992 Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus

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

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1993 UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
  • 1994 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Aleta Sill
  • 1998 Oslo Gardermoen airport opening after the close down of Fornebu.
  • 1999 New Coligny Calendar, NCC, The beginning of a new era of the Coligny calendar, the oldest material Celtic calendar.

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

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2001 A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.

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

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • 2005 The Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.
  • 2011 Irish professional darts player Brendan Dolan plays 1st perfect 9 dart game on TV in semi-final against James Wade at PDC World Darts Championship in Dublin
  • 2012 35 people are killed by a Nigerian military bomb struck a convoy in Maiduguri

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2012 Hugo Chávez is re-elected as president of Venezuela for a fourth term

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 2012 Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Libyan Prime Minister, is voted out of office by the Libyan parliament

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

Developmental biologist John B. Gurdon
Developmental biologist
John B. Gurdon
Physician Shinya Yamanaka
Physician
Shinya Yamanaka
  • 2013 Peter Higgs and François Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles
  • 2014 Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy
  • 2015 Nobel prize for Literature awarded to Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich
  • 2016 140 people are killed in an air strike during a wake in Sanaa, Yemen

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