1918: U.S. Army Cpl. Alvin C. York led an attack that killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 others in the Argonne Forest in France.
1945: President Harry S. Truman announced that the secret of the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada.
1970: Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn was named winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.
1982: All labor organizations in Poland, including Solidarity, were banned.