10/8/2019 12:02:00 AM Today In History - October 8
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in Today in History in 1793 John Hancock who signed the Declaration of Independence died at age 56; in 1935 Ozzie Nelson married Harriet Hilliard (Ozzie & Harriet); and in 1941 Jesse Jackson, clergyman and presidential candidate was born in Greenville, S.C.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years ofhistory. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1480 - Great standing 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 resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.
1856 - The Second Opium War or second Anglo-Chinese War: begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
1862 - Otto Von Bismarck becomes chancellor of the German Empire
1915 - Battle of Loos WWI, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed
1917 - Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
1895 - Juan Peron, Argentine Pres (1946-55, 1973-74)