On this day: October 8

Published On: Oct 05 2012 03:42:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2014 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 - Frank Herbert
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1920: Author Frank Herbert, best known for "Dune," the best-selling science fiction novel of all time, and its five sequels, is born in Tacoma, Washington. He died of a massive pulmonary embolism at age 65 while recovering from surgery for pancreatic cancer on Feb. 11, 1986, in Madison, Wisconsin.

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