Lost and Found – October 8th Edition

What to remember about October 8th…

  • 1861  Fires break out in Chicago, IL, Peshtigo, WI, Holland, MI, and Manistee, MI; hundreds die in Great Chicago Fire; over 1000 in Peshtigo
  • 1862  Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted by Union troops
  • 1868  Former 14th President of the United States Franklin Pierce dies at home in Concord, New Hampshire (b. 1804)
  • 1918  U.S. Army Corporal Alvin C. York kills more than 20 German soldiers and captures an additional 132; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1919  1st transcontinental air race in the United States begins
  • 1920  American author and futurist Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. is born; creator of the Dune saga (d. 1986)
  • 1967  Cold-blooded murderer and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is captured by Bolivian army; he will be executed the next day
  • 1969  The Weatherman branch of Students for a Democratic Society stage “Days of Rage” demonstrations; 3 days of violent riots in Chicago
  • 1998  U.S. house of Representatives votes to proceed on impeachment charges against President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice
  • 2001  Office of Homeland Security begins operations with former Governor Tom Ridge as director

Psychopath. Murderer. Torturer. Communist. Putting his picture on your clothes is like wearing a swastika.

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