On this day: October 8

Posted: 4:42 PM EDT Oct 05, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 08, 2015

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 - Office of Homeland Security
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U.S. government

2001: President George W. Bush establishes the Office of Homeland Security and names former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge as the office's director. The office would become the Department of Homeland Security in November 2002.


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