October 08

This Day in History


Che Guevara Captured

A Bolivian guerrilla force led by Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is defeated in a skirmish with a special detachment of the Bolivian army. Guevara was wounded, captured, and executed soon after. … (more...)


First "Permanent Wave" for Hair Is Demonstrated

On this day in 1906, in a London beauty salon in front of an invited audience of hair stylists, German hairdresser Karl Ludwig Nessler, also known as Charles Nestle, demonstrated the first permanent … (more...)


Korea’s Queen Min Killed by Japanese Assassins

On this day in 1895, a group of Japanese assassins murdered Empress Myeongseong, the last empress of Korea, in the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. The assassination is known as the Emuli Incident, and … (more...)