Sunday, October 8, 2017

Day 281 - This day in legal and military history

October 8

WORLD Octopus Day

NATIONAL Clergy Appreciation Day [second Sunday in October]

Oktoberfest in Germany ends

American Touch Tag Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1871 The Great Chicago Fire begins in southwest Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O’Leary
Great Chicago Fire map with starting point

1956 Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first and only perfect game in a World Series

2001 US President George W. Bush establishes the Office of Homeland Security

2004 Martha Stewart began her prison sentence at Alderson Federal Prison Camp

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