TODAY IN HISTORY
On this date in 1915, Manfred Von Richtofen, known as Germany’s “Red Baron,” shot down the first of his 80 airplane “kills” in the First World War.
In 1934, RCA Victor releases the 1st 12 inch, Long playing 33 1/3 rpm recording of “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony” performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
In 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany launched its invasion that sparked the Second World War. Stalin and Hitler agreed to divide Poland in their non-aggression pact signed the previous month.