On this day: October 8

POSTED: 01:42 PM PDT Oct 05, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 07, 2014 

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 - Franklin Pierce
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Library of Congress

1869: Franklin Pierce, who served as the 14th president of the United States from 1853 to 1857, dies from cirrhosis of the liver at age 64 in Concord, New Hampshire.

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