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There I was just a little over a month old and we are on the brink of nuclear war.
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There I was just a little over a month old and we are on the brink of nuclear war.
I was four... but I remember just two years later, in first grade, we had air raid drills in addition to fire drills... we had to go into the hall and stand facing our lockers... I guess that was so, if they dropped the bomb, our charred outlines could be identified by our locker numbers...

October 6, 1927 -- The era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson.

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Oct 7, 1984:
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On October 7, 1984, Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton becomes the NFLís all-time rushing leader, breaking the record Clevelandís Jim Brown set in 1965. In front of 53,752 people at Soldier Field, Payton carried the ball 154 yards and finished the game with a new career rushing record--12,400 yards, 88 more than Brown.
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October 7, 1985 -- Palestinian gunmen hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean with more than 400 people aboard.
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October 8, 1918 -- American Army Sgt. Alvin York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France.
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Oct 8, 1871:
Great Chicago Fire begins

On this day in 1871, flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary, igniting a 2-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings,leaves 100,000 homeless and causes an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars; $3 billion in 2007 dollars) in damages.
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