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Wikipedia look up Birthday Facts meme...

October 8

Facts
1582 - Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1871 - 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, having left nearly 100,000 people homeless, although the Peshtigo Fire killed as many as 2,500 people making it the deadliest fire in United States history.

1895 - Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, was assassinated.

1956 - New York Yankees baseball pitcher Don Larsen pitches first (and only) perfect game in World Series history in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

1967 (my birth year) - Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

Births

1910 - Kirk Alyn, American actor
1941 - Jesse Jackson, American clergyman and civil rights activist
1943 - Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor
1949 - Sigourney Weaver, American actress
1970 - Matt Damon, American actor

Deaths
1793 - John Hancock, American revolutionary and businessman
1894 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and writer
1982 - Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor

Holidays and Observances
RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois

Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne

Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.

Comments

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suburban_panic
Apr. 8th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
What an odd coincidence. I just started reading a book called Firestorm At Peshtigo, which (as I'm sure you can tell) is about Che Guevara going on a date with a teenage Sigourney Weaver.
bfirrera
Apr. 8th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
I checked out the book on Amazon. Is it interesting or is it (pardon the pun) dry?
suburban_panic
Apr. 11th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
  It's a little on the arid side thus far. They're still trying to set up the conditions, both meteorological and sociological, that caused the disaster. I'm just now getting into the actual event, so I'll let you know if it gets better.
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