TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Edmonton Sun - - COFFEE BREAK -

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.

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