This Day in History


Tragically, on November 9th, 1938, a violent anti-Jewish pogrom known as Kristallnacht took place in Nazi Germany. Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues were destroyed, and numerous Jews were arrested or killed, highlighting the escalating persecution of Jews leading up to the Holocaust.

“The War of the Worlds” Radio Broadcast Terrifies the Nation

On this day, Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds” was broadcasted, causing widespread panic among listeners who believed the fictional story of a Martian invasion was real. This event highlighted the power of media and the impact of storytelling on public perception.