Today In History, October 8th

1918 – U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France. York had originally tried to avoid being drafted as a conscientious objector. After this event his was promoted to sergeant and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

1945 – U.S. President Truman announced that only Britain and Canada would be given the secret to the atomic bomb.

1950 – U.N. forces crossed into North Korea from South Korea.

1952 – “The Complete Book of Etiquette” was published for the first time.

1956 – Donald James Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first perfect game in the history of the World Series.

1957 – The Brooklyn Baseball Club announced that it had accepted a deal to move the Dodgers to Los Angeles.

1992 – The U.S. Postal Service announced the commemorative stamp booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington, and Otis Redding. (Image: Amazon)

2001 – Two Russian cosmonauts made the first spacewalk to be conducted outside of the international space station without a shuttle present.

2003 – Vietnam and the United States reached a tentative agreement that would allow the first commercial flights between the two countries since the end of the Vietnam War.

(Source: On-This-Day)

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