On this day: October 8

POSTED: 3:42 PM Oct 05 2012   UPDATED: 1:00 AM Oct 08 2013

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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