On this day: October 8

POSTED: 01:42 PM PDT Oct 05, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 07, 2015 

Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.

OTD October 8 - Alvin York
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Pfc. F.C. Phillips/U.S. Army

1918: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Cpl. Alvin C. York attacks a German machine gun nest, killing 25 German soldiers and capturing another 132 during World War I. York was promptly promoted to sergeant and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism, and would later be awarded the Medal of Honor.


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