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October 08: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(October 08, 1871)
About 300 people perished as a result of the Great Chicago Fire, which started in Patrick and Catherine O'Leary's barn and burned through many neighbourhoods for two days before it was put out. photo source: wikimedia.org

Happy Birthday! (October 08, 1895)
Juan Perón, Argentinian general and politician, 29th President of Argentina. photo source: wikimedia.org

(October 08, 1970)
The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. photo source: wikimedia.org

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