Today in History for October 2008
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Events 1 - 6 of 6
3rd - The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President Bush.
13th - HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse.
22nd - India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
24th - "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
29th - Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to 5.
29th - The Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the 2008 World Series to become champions of Major League Baseball.
Weddings 1 - 6 of 6
1st - "7th Heaven" actress Beverley Mitchell (27) weds Michael Cameron (27) at the Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo in Ravello, Italy
3rd - Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York
5th - American Idol season 6 fourth finalist LaKisha Jones (28) weds financial adviser Larry Davis at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
6th - Steven Curtis Chapman's oldest daughter Emily Chapman (45) weds longtime boyfriend Tanner Richards
25th - Olympic gold medal-winning skier Picabo Street (37) weds John Reeser (31) on top of Alabama's Prospect Mountain in Hanceville
26th - World's fattest man Manuel Uribe (43) weds Claudia Solis (38) in Monterrey, Mexico
Divorces 1 - 1 of 1
10th - Actor and comedian Chris Kattan (37) divorces model Sunshine Tutt (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 months of marriage
Deaths 1 - 29 of 29
2nd - Rob Guest, New Zealand entertainer (b. 1950)
2nd - Choi Jin-sil, South Korean actress (b. 1968)
3rd - Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)
6th - Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (b. 1985)
7th - Leslie Hardman, Jewish Orthodox rabbi (b. 1913)
8th - George Emil Palade, Romanian cell biologist (b. 1912)
8th - Eileen Herlie, American actress (b. 1918)
8th - Bob Friend (newscaster), British newscaster (b. 1938)
9th - Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)
10th - Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (b. 1947)
11th - Jörg Haider, Austrian far-right politician (b. 1950)
12th - Karl Chircop, Maltese politician (b. 1965)
13th - Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (b. 1989)
14th - Richard Cooey, American murderer and rapist (executed) (b. 1967)
15th - Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish poet (b. 1914)
15th - Edie Adams, American singer and Broadway actress (b. 1927)
15th - Jack Narz, American game show host (b. 1922)
17th - Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops) (b. 1936)
18th - Dee Dee Warwick, American soul singer (b. 1945)
19th - Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic (b. 1922)
19th - Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (Dolemite) (b. 1937)
20th - Gene Hickerson, American football Hall of Famer (b. 1935)
23rd - Kevin Finnegan, British Middleweight Boxing Champion (b. 1948)
24th - Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
25th - Anne Pressly, American news anchor (b. 1982)
26th - Tony Hillerman, American writer (b. 1925)
26th - Delmar Watson, American child actor (b. 1926)
29th - Mike Baker, American singer Shadow Gallery (b. 1963)
30th - Pedro Pompilio Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)