The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Oct. 8, 1871

The Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wis­con­sin, and in sev­eral com­mu­ni­ties in Michi­gan. Also on this date


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.


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.

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