Today is Tuesday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2013. There are 84 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1871: The Great Chicago Fire erupts; fires also break out in Peshtigo, Wis., and in several communities in Michigan.
1869: The 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, dies in Concord, N.H.
1918: U.S. Army Cpl. Alvin C. York leads an attack that kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132 others in the Argonne Forest in France.
1934: Bruno Hauptmann is indicted by a grand jury in New Jersey for murder in the death of the son of Charles A. Lindbergh.
1944: “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” starring Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, debuts on CBS Radio.
1945: President Harry S. Truman announces the secret of the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada.
1956: Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series to date as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5, 2-0.
1957: The Brooklyn Baseball Club announces it is accepting an offer to move the Dodgers from New York to Los Angeles.
1962: Chuck Hiller of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first National Leaguer to hit a World Series grand slam; the shot came in Game 4 against New York Yankees pitcher Marshall Bridges. (The final score of the game was Giants 7, Yankees 3.)
1967: Former British Prime Minister Clement Attlee dies in London at age 84.
1970: Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn is named winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.
1982: All labor organizations in Poland, including Solidarity, are banned.
1992: Former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt dies in Unkel, Germany, at age 78.
1988: Ponderosa Park Resort, the Goshen Township campground that has about 3,000 members, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Ron Stoops, 54, coach of the Cardinal Mooney High School football team, dies of a heart attack minutes after the Cardinals beat Boardman in a game that went into double overtime.
Atty. James A. Philomena, who is challenging Prosecutor Gary Van Brocklin, accuses Van Brocklin of being behind the release of information that led to a story about Philomena’s role in the abortion-related death of a 19-year-old Boardman woman in 1967.
1973: Ralph I. Sherman, 66, and his wife, Elsie M., 62, are killed in a five-car crash in Route 422 at Pa. Route 388.
The Youngstown Area United Appeal, Community Chest and Red Cross open their 1973-74 campaign with a goal of $1.9 million.
The LaBrae Teachers Association strikes the 2,100-pupil Trumbull County school district after negotiations between the board and teachers association break down.
1963: The Idora Park ballroom is filled to capacity for the kick off of the United Appeal drive, with H. Roe Bartle, former mayor of Kansas City, as the featured speaker.
Boardman Township trustees say they will receive only $404,894 to run the township in 1964, a decrease of $46,000 from 1963.
Equipment Operator 3C. Edward E. Allshouse of New Castle, Pa., is one of two sailors reported lost at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which has been lashed by Hurricane Flora.
1938: Emmanuel Church at North Georgetown celebrates its 125th anniversary with a full day of services and a homecoming for former pastors and members of the congregation.
Two Youngstown motorists charged with driving while intoxicated are fined $100 and sentenced to 30 days in jail and have their drivers licenses suspended for a year by Judge William B. Spagnola.
The new Struthers Baptist Tabernacle is dedicated in a series of services. The Rev. R.W. Howell and the Rev. B.S. Martin are co-pastors of the church.