Today in History – 8 October

Today in History - 8 October


Charles the Bald is defeated at the Battle of Andernach.


James Wilson Marshall, discoverer of gold in California, was born.


Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder of National India Party, was born.


Maximilian Harden is sentenced to six months in prison for publishing an article critical of the German Kaiser.


First Balkan War begins as Montenegro declares war against the Ottoman Empire.


Mahatma Gandhi started publication of ‘Young India’.


Indian nationalists call a general strike on Prince of Wales’s arrival in Bombay.


Lilian Gatlin becomes the first woman pilot to fly across the United States.


Raaj Kumar, famous Hindi film actor, was born.


The Indian Air Force was officially established, being the date of its formal constitution as India’s first Air Force.


Guerrilla Che Guevara captured in Bolivia.


Jayaprakash Narayan died.


16 policemen are killed when their vehicle is blown up by PWG naxalites on the Basaguda-Jagargunda road in Madhya Pradesh’s Bastar division.


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

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