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 President Franklin Pierce dies at home in Concord, New Hampshire
    • 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
    • 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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