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October 8 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 8. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 50 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 314
    Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses his European territories.
  • 451
    At Chalcedon, a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor, the first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins (ends on November 1).
  • 1075
    Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
  • 1200
    Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England.
  • 1322
    Mladen II Šubić of Bribir, defeated in the battle of Bliska, is arrested by the Parliament.
  • 1480
    Great stand on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which results in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and the eventual disintegration of the Horde.
  • 1573
    End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years’ War.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1600
    San Marino adopts its written constitution.
  • 1645
    Jeanne Mance opened the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first lay hospital in North America.
  • 1806
    Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve.
  • 1813
    The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bavaria and Austria.
  • 1821
    The government of general José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
  • 1829
    Rail transport: Stephenson’s The Rocket wins The Rainhill Trials.
  • 1856
    The Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
  • 1860
    Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Perryville: Union forces under General Don Carlos Buell halt the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg at Perryville, Kentucky.
  • 1871
    Four major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Holland, Michigan, and Manistee, Michigan including the Great Chicago Fire, and the much deadlier Peshtigo Fire.
  • 1879
    War of the Pacific: The Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
  • 1895
    Eulmi incident: Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, is assassinated and her corpse burnt by Japanese infiltrators inside Gyeongbok Palace.

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