On October 8, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The Gregorian calendar’s 281st day is October 8th. On this day in history, President George W. Bush announced the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, guerilla commander Che Guevera and his men were apprehended in Bolivia, and Yankee Don Larson pitched the only perfect game in World Series history.
The 8th of October falls under the sign of Libra. Matt Damon and Sigourney Weaver are two famous people that were born on October 8th. It’s Columbus Day, as well as National Pierogi Day, today.
(October 08, 1871)