On this day: October 8

Published On: Oct 05 2012 04:42:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.

OTD October 8 - Franklin Pierce
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Library of Congress

1869: Franklin Pierce, who served as the 14th president of the United States from 1853 to 1857, dies from cirrhosis of the liver at age 64 in Concord, N.H..

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