Oct. 8, 2011
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

  • Oct. 8, 1918 - American Army Cpl. Alvin York almost single-handedly kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132 others in the Argonne Forest in France.
  • Oct. 8, 1956 - Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 in Game 5.
  • Oct. 9, 1967 - Communist guerrilla leader Che Guevara is executed in Bolivia while attempting to incite revolution.
  • Oct. 8, 1970 - Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn is named winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.
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Oct. 8, 2011