On this day: October 8

Published On: Oct 05 2012 03:42:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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, New Hampshire.


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