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OCTOBER 8

1869 J(ames) Frank Duryea (Illinois-born Automobile Pioneer, Inventor) J. Frank Duryea Automobile Inventors & Inventions
1959 Carlos Noriega (Peruvian-American Astronaut) Peruvian Explorers, Astronauts Astronauts Latin-American Explorers Biography
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1909 Orville Wright Begins Training the U.S. Army's First Pilot The Wright Brothers Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1919 63 Planes Begin the First Transcontinental Air Race in the United States (California - New York) California New York Aviation History Historic Firsts History Channel
1956 Southdale Shopping Center, the First Fully Enclosed Shopping Mall, Opens in Edina, Minnesota Edina, Minnesota Architecture Consumer Economics Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1958 Dr Åke Senning Implants the First Internal Heart Pacemaker Medical Research The Heart History of Technology Historic Firsts Heart Rythmn Society Canadian Broadcasting 'Corporation
1973 Britain's First Independent Radio Station Begins Broadcasting British Media Radio London Broadcasting Corporation Historic Firsts BBC

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