TODAY IN HISTORY
The Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and in several communities in Michigan.
U.S. Army Cpl. Alvin C. York led an attack that killed 25German soldiers and resulted in the capture of 132others in the Argonne Forest in France.
Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series to date as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5, 2-0.
The hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro killed American passenger Leon Klinghoffer, who was in a wheelchair, and threw his body overboard.
The House triggered an open-ended impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton in a momentous 258-176 vote; 31Democrats joined majority Republicans in opening the way for nationally televised impeachment hearings.
A magnitude 7.6earthquake flattened villages on the Pakistan-India border, killing an estimated 86,000 people.