On this day: October 8

POSTED: 1:42 PM PDT October 5, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT October 7, 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 - Frank Herbert
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Courtesy of Byron Merritt

1920: Author Frank Herbert, best known for "Dune," the best-selling science fiction novel of all time, and its five sequels, is born in Tacoma, Washington. He died of a massive pulmonary embolism at age 65 while recovering from surgery for pancreatic cancer on Feb. 11, 1986, in Madison, Wisconsin.


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