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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining October 8. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is October 8 so important!

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Top 10 October 8 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On October 8, 1871, three of the worst fires in American history began. The Great Chicago Fire displaced 100,000, the Great Michigan fire burned 2.5 million acres of forest, and the Peshtigo fire remains America's deadliest with 1200-2500 killed.

  2. Female lays 10 to 20 leathery eggs during the summer. Babies emerge from the eggs usually during the autumn (between August and October). They are 8 to 12 inches long and need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

  3. Tailed frogs reach sexual maturity at the age of 8 to 9 years. Mating season lasts from September to October.

  4. John Hancock died at the age of 56, on October 8, 1793, with his wife by his bedside. His burial was declared a state holiday by Samuel Adams.

  5. The Peshtigo fire. The Peshtigo fire occurred on October 8, 1871, the same day as the Great Chicago Fire. Ranking as the most deadly fire in US history with estimates of 1,500-2,000 deaths, the Peshtigo fire is largely forgotten.

  6. Raytheon filed a patent on October 8, 1945 for a microwave cooking oven, eventually named the Radarange. In 1947 the first commercially produced microwave oven was about 6 feet tall, weighed about 750 lbs, and cost between $2,000 and $3,000

  7. On the night of the Great Chicago Fire, October 8, 1871, there were four other major fires in the upper midwest that killed as many as 4-6 times the number of people that died in Chicago and burned an area more than twice the size of Rhode Island.

  8. April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10) and December 12 (12/12) all fall on the same day of the year. Also, 5/9, 9/5, 7/11, and 11/7. For this year, that is, Saturday.

  9. Prior to becoming a popular children's character in the infamous 1990's TV series "Barney & Friends", Barney the Dinosaur starred in a direct-to-video series titled "Barney and the Backyard Gang". 8 episodes of the series were produced between August 1988 and October 1991.

  10. Despite winning a tactical victory at the Battle of Perryville in Kentucky (October 8, 1862), Bragg ordered a general retreat of the Confederate forces back into Tennessee.

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Mating season takes place from June to October. Males build nests where females lay between 3 and 8 eggs. Eggs are greenish-blue in color. Female can use several different nests to deposit her eggs.

Puerto Rican coquis mostly mate during the wet season, from April to October. Females are able to lay eggs every 8 weeks.

Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with customer location data more than 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009

The Peshtigo Fire, The Great Chigaco Fire, The Great Michigan Fire, The Holland, Michigan Fire, The Port Huron Fire of 1871 all started on the same day; October 8, 1871

Taylor Swift Topped the iTunes Canada Chart With A Song That Was Just 8 Seconds of Static Titled "Track 3" in October 2014

On 8 October, 1784, a conflict between the Holy Roman Empire and the Republic of the Seven Netherlands was named “The Kettle War.” During the conflict, only one shot was fired and it ended up striking a soup kettle and killing the soup.

8 people were killed in what became known as the London Beer Flood after 1,470,000 L of beer burst out of brewery and gushed into the streets; 200 years ago today on October 17 1814

In London, on 17 October 1814, a beer flood killed 8 people and destroyed two homes when many vats ruptured in a brewery, releasing more than 1,470,000 L of beer into the streets.

"The Great Chicago Fire" - October 8, 1871 , In just 90 minutes killed somewhere between 1,200 and 2,500 people.

The most expensive hair cut cost £8,000 ($16,420) and was made by Stuart Phillips at the Stuart Phillips Salon in Covent Garden, London, UK, on 29 October 2007.

Children's horror author R.L. Stine and famous archaeologist Aurel Stein were on the planet at the same time for 18 magical days between October 8, 1943 and October 26, 1943

The original roman calendar had 10 months. Months like October and December (Oct for 8, and Dec for 10) were the 8th and 10th months. January and February were added later on, during the reign of Numa Pompilius.

In october Dick Advocaat, coach of Luxemburg, said before their soccer game against Sweden that Sweden won't beat them with 8-0. Exactly that happened, which resulted in Luxemburg and Advocaat's homecountry, the Netherlands, dropping out of World Cup selections.

7)SEPtember, (8)OCTOber, (9)NOVember and (10)DECember were originally named such because the calendar had 10 months.

The months September, October, November, and December have prefixes for 7,8,9, and 10, but are the 9th,10th,11th, and 12th months, respectively

There is an online dating service where members can connect based on a mutual interest in US Senator Bernie Sanders, called Bernie Singles. As of October 8, 2016, it had 13,834 registered users.

Popular Design News of the Week: October 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018

43 climbers who were killed in October 2014 in a series of snowstorms and avalanches in Nepal's worst ever trekking disaster. As a result, Annapurna has the highest fatality rate for mountains over 8,000 meters high, with nearly 1 in 3 (61 of 191) having died in the attempt.

43 climbers who were killed in October 2014 in a series of snowstorms and avalanches in Nepal's worst ever trekking disaster. As a result, Annapurna has the highest fatality rate for mountains over 8,000 meters high, with nearly 32% having died in the attempt.

In London, on October 17 1814, several vats of beer ruptured causing 1,470,000 L of beer to flow through the streets, destroying 2 houses and killing 8 people

how reporters arrived at the The 97 Percent Solution By IAN TUTTLE October 8, 2015

05 october 1930 , Of the 54 persons on board of Rigid Airship R.101, only 8 escaped, but 2 of those would soon die from injuries in the hospital at Beauvais.

That on the night of the Great Chicago Fire, October 8, 1871 there were four other major fires in the upper midwest that killed as much as 4-6 times the number of people that died in Chicago and burned an area more than twice the size of Rhode Island.

October is the 10th month of the year, but the word "Octo" is generally associated with 8 (Octagon, Octopus, etc), it was named October because back in 753 B.C., October was the 8th month of the year, and March (Martius) was the first month (there was no January and February ).

October is the 10th month of the year, but the word "Octo" is generally associated with 8 (Octagon, Octopus, etc), it was named October because back then it was the 8th month of the year, and March (Martius) was the first month (there was no January and February yet).