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This Day in History for October 8 – Great Chicago Fire Begins and More

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1871 – The Great Chicago Fire begins and goes on to kill 250 people, leave 100,000 people homeless, and destroy thousands of buildings (More info)

1956 – The New York Yankees' Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in World Series history (More info)

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Michael Jordan Retires
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This Day in Sports History — October 6

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 6:

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Bobby Thomson
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This Day in Sports History — October 3

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 3:

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This Day in History for October 1 – Disney World Opens and More

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1931 – The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens (More info)

1946 – Twelve Nazi leaders are sentenced to death at the Nuremberg Trials (More info)

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This Day in History for September 28 – Penicillin Discovered and More

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48 BC – Upon landing in Egypt, Roman general and politician Pompey the Great is murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt (More info)

1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players are indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the so-called Black Sox Scandal (More info)

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Rulon Gardner
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This Day in Sports History — September 27

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on September 27:

1930 — Bobby Jones became the first golfer to win all four major tournaments in a single year by capturing the US national amateur championship at the Merion Cricket Club in Ardmore, Pa. (More info.)

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
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This Day in Sports History — September 24

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This Day in History for September 24 – First Electronic Mail Service Launched and More

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1789 – The Judiciary Act of 1789, which establishes the Supreme Court of the United States, is passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington (More info)

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This Day in History for September 21 – Benedict Arnold Commits Treason and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1780 – American General Benedict Arnold commits treason by giving the British the plans to West Point (More info)

1792 – The National Convention declares France a republic and abolishes the monarchy (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — September 21

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