October 8: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

October 8th marks the 281st day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 282nd in case of leap years). There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Libra. Famous birthdays on this day include Matt Damon (1970), Bruno Mars (1985) and Sigourney Weaver (1949). Holidays and observances around the world include: World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP].
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Trivia and Events

What happened on October 8th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Oct 8th, 2018 Libyan Civil War (2014-present); The Rise of Terrorism In Egypt: A Libyan National Army operation at Derna results with the capture of Hesham Ashmawy. Hesham Ashmawy is one of Egypt's most wanted militants.
  • Oct 8th, 2017 Rohingya persecution (2016-present). A refugee boat on its way to Bangladesh from Myanmar capssizes, leading to at least 12 deaths.
  • Oct 8th, 2016 Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: Saudi-led coalition aircraft launch airstrikes against civilians at the funeral for the father of Houthi government's interior minister in Sana'a. At least 140 people were killed and over 500 others were injured. Abdul-Qader Hilal, the mayor of Sana'a is among the dead. (The Independent), (BBC),
  • Oct 8th, 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present, Saudi Arabian led intervention in Yemen: The government forces and their allies, which include troops from a Saudi Arabian coalition, capture Sirwah, the last outpost Houthi militants of the key Marib region. (The Australian) Yemeni military forces supported by Houthi militants are reported to have destroyed a Saudi warship off Yemen's coast in the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.
  • Oct 8th, 2014 According to reports, mass graves were found in Iguala (Mexico) on October 5th. They contain remains of 28 of 43 students who disappeared during clashes with police last September.
  • Oct 8th, 2013 Reuters reports that U.S. Treasury debt will be maturing in the coming months. This is as the debt ceiling approaches and the Governmental deadlock grows.
  • Oct 8th, 2012 Mexican Drug War: Initial reports by the Mexican Navy suggest that Heriberto Lazo Lazcano Lazcano (the top leader of Los Zetas' most dangerous Mexican criminal group) may have been shot and killed during a shootout. His identity is currently being confirmed by forensic tests.
  • Oct 8th, 2011 Libyan civil War 2011: Following a long and bloody siege the National Transitional Council forces approach Sirte's center, where they face heavy resistance from troops loyal the Muammar Gaddafi, the ousted dictator.
  • Oct 8th, 2010 After a collapse of Xinjiang's colliery, four miners were killed and one was seriously hurt. A pit belonging to Xinjiang Shenhua Tiandian Mining was destroyed by the earthquake in Hutubi County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture.
  • Oct 8th, 2009 Herta Müller, a Romanian-German novelist, is awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. "With the concentration of poetry, and the honesty of prose she depicts the landscapes of the dispossessed", She is the 12th female winner of the Literature Prize and the 4th female Nobel Laureate in 2009. 2009 was a record year for female achievement.
  • Oct 8th, 2008 For the first time, central banks across the globe cut their interest rates in unison. Financial policymakers made the coordinated rate cuts in response to the global credit crisis. The main lending rates of the USA, China and Europe were all reduced by half a percent.
  • Oct 8th, 2007 Marion Jones, a U.S. Olympic athlete, returns five medals won at the Sydney Olympics. She also accepts a two year ban from the sport for using a prohibited substance.

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