Today in History – 8 October

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Today in History - 8 October

876

Charles the Bald is defeated at the Battle of Andernach.

1810

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

1880

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

1900

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

1912

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

1919

Mahatma Gandhi started publication of ‘Young India’.

1921

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

1922

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

1927

Raaj Kumar, famous Hindi film actor, was born.

1932

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

1967

Guerrilla Che Guevara captured in Bolivia.

1978

Jayaprakash Narayan died.

1998

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

2001

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

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