October 8 in history

On October 8:

1821 The government of general José de San Martín established the Peruvian Navy.

1895 Juan Perón, Argentinean President, was born.

1932 The Indian Air Force was established.

Ensign of the Indian Air Force
Ensign of the Indian Air Force

1939 Paul Hogan, Australian actor, was born.

1941 Stan Graham  shot dead three policemen, fatally wounded another two men and escaped into the bush.

1941 US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson was born.

1943 US actor Chevy Chase was born.

Chevy Chase at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.JPG

1943 US children’s horror writer R.L (Robert Lawrence) Stine was born.

1978 Australia’s Ken Warby set the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam.


Model of Spirit of Australia in which Ken Warby set the world water speed record in 1978 on Blowering Dam

Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.

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