October 8

1869

The 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, died in Concord, N.H.

1871

The Great Fire of Chicago started. That same day in Peshtigo, Wis., the worst forest fire in U.S. history also began.

1934

Bruno Hauptmannn was indicted for the murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby.

1945

President Harry Truman announced the U.S. would share the secret of the atomic bomb only with Great Britain and Canada.

1956

Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first and only perfect game in a World Series.

2004

Martha Stewart began her prison sentence at Alderson Federal Prison Camp.

2005

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake centered in the Pakistani-controlled part of the Kashmir region killed more than 80,000 and injured 65,000.

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