Right now is Thursday, Oct. 8, the 282nd working day of 2020. There are 84 days remaining in the 12 months.
Spotlight in Background:
On Oct. 8, 1871, the Fantastic Chicago Fire erupted fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and in many communities in Michigan.
On this date:
In 1890, American aviation hero Eddie Rickenbacker was born in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was indicted by a grand jury in New Jersey for murder in the death of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
In 1945, President Harry S. Truman instructed a push meeting in Tiptonville, Tennessee, that the mystery scientific expertise driving the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada.
In 1981, at the White Dwelling, President Ronald Reagan greeted previous Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, who ended up getting ready to vacation to Egypt for the funeral of Anwar Sadat.
In 1985, the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro (ah-KEE’-leh LOW’-roh) killed American passenger Leon Klinghoffer, who was in a wheelchair, and threw his overall body overboard.
In 1997, Researchers claimed the Mars Pathfinder experienced yielded what could be the strongest proof but that Mars may well after have been hospitable to lifetime.
In 1998, the Home induced an open up-ended impeachment inquiry against President Invoice Clinton in a momentous 258-176 vote 31 Democrats joined majority Republicans in opening the way for nationally televised impeachment hearings.