Today is Sunday, October 8, 2017.
1869 J Frank Duryea, invented first auto built & operated in the US
1873 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astronomer, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
1890 Eddie Rickenbacker, aviator
1895 Juan Perón, president of Argentina (1946-55, 1973-74)
1897 Rouben Mamoulian Movie director
1920 Frank Herbert, science-fiction writer (Dune)
1936 Rona Barrett
1939 Paul Hogan
1941 Jesse Jackson
1943 Chevy Chase
1949 Sigourney Weaver
1956 Stephanie Zimbalist
1970 Matt Damon
1604 The supernova called "Kepler's nova" is first sighted.
1871 The Great Fire destroys over 4 square miles of Chicago.
1896 Dow Jones starts reporting an average of industrial stocks
1933 San Francisco's Coit Tower is dedicated to firefighters.
1935 Ozzie & Harriet Nelson are married.
1970 Alexander Solzhenitsyn is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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