8th October

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2005 Earthquake kills 86,000 A major earthquake hits the border area between Pakistan and India killing 86,000.
2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger elected governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California.
1990 Israeli police kill 17 17 Palestinians are killed and many wounded by Israeli police at a mosque in Jerusalem.
1987 Zeebrugge ferry disaster - unlawful killing verdict Coroner's inquest into the Zeebrugge Ferry disaster records a verdict of unlawful killing.
1985 Achile Lauro passenger killed The Achille Lauro hijackers kill an American passenger, Leon Klinghoffer and dump his body and wheelchair overboard.
1970 Alexander Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature Alexander Solzhenitsyn is named as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1967 Che Guevara wounded and captured Bolivian army forces defeat a Bolivian guerilla force wounding and capturing Che Guevara.
1952 Major rail crash at Harrow. A rail crash involving three trains at Harrow leaves 112 dead and 200 injured.
1895 Juan Peron is born Argentinian president Juan Peron is born near Lobos, Province of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
1871 Fire engulfs Chicago The Great Chicago fire starts, it burns for two days killing over 200 people.
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