These events all took place on October 8th:
1862: Union forces halt a Confederate invasion of Kentucky at the Battle of Perryville.
1871: The Great Chicago Fire started, ultimately destroying four square miles of the city.
1944: "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debuted on CBS Radio
1945: President Harry S. Truman announced sharing the "bomb" only with Britain and Canada.
1956: Yankees Don Larsen pitches first perfect game in the history of the World Series.
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the song "Great Balls Of Fire."
1966: The U.S. Government decreed LSD "a dangerous and an illegal substance".
1967: Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara captured in Bolivia.