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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.