October 8th observes American Touch Tag Day and Fluffernutter Day.
Today marks the 281st day of the year. We now have only 83 days left until the end of the year.
This day is full of interesting events that happened in history, including events related to space, music, war and much, much more.
Did you know that on this day in 1945, inventor Percy L. Spencer patented the Microwave Oven? He’d noticed the effects of microwaves during an experiment when a candy bar had melted in his pocket.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about October 8th in history!
What memorable events happened on October 8 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Israel formally declared war on Hamas following a surprise attack by Hamas operatives in Israeli-controlled territory.
At the point of the declaration, the death toll had already risen to 1,100 from both sides.
An intergovernmental panel on Climate Change reported that the planet will heat up by 2.7°F by 2040, which will wreak havoc on our world.
Northern California’s wine country was devastated by sweeping wildfires.
The fires lasted through to October 15, killed 44 people, and 192 others were hospitalized.
Wisconsin was struck by the deadliest wildfire in US history.
As the records offices of the affected towns were burned down, we’ll never know how many people actually lived in the region, but it’s estimated that as many as 3,000 people lost their lives. Despite being the deadliest wildfire in US history, it is often overlooked as it happened on the same day as the Chicago Fire.
Captain James Cook landed on Poverty Bay, New Zealand, where he studied and explored the land.
Many consider him to be the first European discoverer of the country, though he wasn’t officially the first to sight it. Over a century before, in 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman had sighted New Zealand but did not set foot on the ground.
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Unfortunately, October 8th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
John Hancock was an American politician born on January 23, 1737. He died on this day in 1793, at age 56 in Hancock Manor, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Oct 8, 1793 (Age 56)
Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on Oct 8th throughout history.
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
National Fluffernutter Day
If you’ve never heard of a fluffernutter, then boy, have you been missing out! This simple delight is made by spreading peanut butter and marshmallow fluff on slices of bread and making a sandwich. It might sound strange, but give it a try today on National Fluffernutter Day!
American Touch Tag Day
Remember being a kid running around with friends playing touch tag? Those were the good old days, full of childish glee and simple pleasures. Play some American touch tag with your kids today, or organize a giant game with your old school friends, and relive your childhood glory!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The Outsiders was written by a girl in high school because she was unsatisfied with the YA books available at the time.
Birthday & Zodiac
If you were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Libra.
Because Libras love to weigh things up, they sometimes judge things too harshly and place themselves in a place of superiority and entitlement.
People born during October have the Pink Tourmaline birthstone. Tourmaline comes in almost every color of the rainbow. At one point in time, every color of tourmaline had different names; however, these days, the color is added as a prefix, such as “pink tourmaline” or “green tourmaline.”
If you were lucky enough to be born on this day, you were likely conceived around January 15th, the same year.
A baby conceived on this day will likely be due around July 1, 2024.