Historical Events for 8th October 2018

1887 – Phillies set club record 16th straight victory
1917 – Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control
1933 – Coit Tower dedicated in San Francisco as a monument to firefighters
1939 – Germany annexes Western Poland
1957 – Procter and Gamble director N McElroy becomes US Secretary of Defense
1981 – US President Ronald Reagan greets predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat’s funeral
1983 – Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
1990 – 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
1995 – Edgar Martinez drives home tying and winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees and win AL Division Series
1998 РJos̩ Saramago is the first person from Portugal to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

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