Events occurring on Saturday, October 8, 1938  
  Czechoslovakia Before WW2  
  The Czechoslovak government provided Ruthenia with full autonomy and the region was renamed Carpatho-Ukraine. This region took on an important new role as the base for Ukrainian nationalist agitation, with the apparent support of the German government. The Polish government attempted to divide the new region between Poland, Hungary, and Romania, but the German government frustrated all Poland’s annexation attempts.  
   
  Italy Before WW2  
  The Fascist Grand Council eliminated the last vestige of the old constitution by abolishing the Chamber of Deputies. The legislative body was replaced by a new Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.  
   
  The Royal Air Force  
  The Air Ministry announced that over 30,000 applications had been received for the Civil Air Guard. The organization had created a demand for more flying instructors, so the Air Ministry created a temporary Assistant Flying Instructor certificate that could be obtained after 100 hours solo flying, rather than 250 hours for the full certificate.  
     
   
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