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 - Jesse Jackson
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1941: The Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights activist and a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988, is born in Greenville, N.C.

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