On this day: October 8

POSTED: 4:42 PM Oct 05 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 08 2014

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 - annexing Poland
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German Federal Archive/Wikimedia Commons

1939: Germany annexes Western Poland during World War II. Here German soldiers are shown removing the Polish government's insignia in Gdynia, Poland.

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