TODAY IN HISTORY
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.