8th October

  • 8th October – Indian Air Force Day

Indian Air Force Day is celebrated on 8th October all over India. On 8th October 1932, Indian Air Force Day was established.

  • 8th October, 1998 – U.S.A. Impeachment Proceedings

1998: The U.S. House of Representatives votes to proceed toward impeaching President Bill Clinton on the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in cases concerning Arkansas real estate deals.

  • 8th October, 1948 – World’s first internal pacemaker implanted

1948: A 43-year-old man called Arne Larsson was the recipient of the pacemaker, which worked only for a few hours. However, Larsson lived long after the pacemaker stopped working. He died in 2001 at the age of 86.

  • 8th October, 1919 – World’s first transcontinental air race

1919: 63 airplanes – 15 from San Francisco and 48 from New York – took part in this 5400-mile round-trip race. The winner, Lieutenant Belvin Maynard, took 3 days and 21 hours to return to New York.

  • 8th October, 1912 – First Balkan War begins

1912: Montenegro started the conflict by declaring war on the Ottoman Empire. A few days later, Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia joined the war and created the Balkan League. The 7-month long war ended with a decisive Balkan League victory. Dissatisfaction over the spoils of the war led to the Second Balkan War a year later.

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