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Hour B, Segment 5
The TW&E History Book
Oct. 15, 539 B.C.—Cyrus the Great captures Babylon and chooses to release the Jews from almost 70 years of captivity. He allows them to return to Judah and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.
Oct. 13, 1960—The World Series ends with a home run for the first time. Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a round-tripper in the ninth inning of Game 7 against the New York Yankees.
Oct. 15, 1969—The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam is held across the U.S. An estimated two million people demonstrate nationally, with the lagest gathering being held in Boston.
Oct. 15, 1991—The U.S. Senate narrowly approves the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, 52-48
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