TODAY IN HISTORY
Oct. 8, 1956
Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series to date as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5, 2-0.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1871
The Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and in several communities in Michigan.
The Brooklyn Baseball Club announced it was accepting an offer to move the Dodgers from New York to Los Angeles.
The House triggered an open-ended impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton in a momentous 258-176 vote; 31 Democrats joined majority Republicans in opening the way for nationally televised impeachment hearings.