This Day in History: 12/08/1980 - John Lennon Shot

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December 8th proved to be a memorable day in the history of music. It was on this fateful day that John Lennon was shot and killed by a crazed fan, by the name of Mark David Chapman, and the Grateful Dead announced the bands dispersal. These events occurred in 1980 and 1995 respectively. It was also on the 8th of December that the Chicago Bears beat the Washington Redskins in the most lopsided game in NFL history, with a score of 73-0. In addition, on this date in 1987, President Reagan signed an agreement with Russian Premier Mikhail Gorbachev preventing each country from obtaining intermediate range nuclear weapons. Learn more on this date in this video.

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