TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1683

Thir­teen families from Krefeld, Ger­many, ar­rived in Philadel­phia to be­gin Ger­man­town, one of Amer­ica’s old­est set­tle­ments.

1884

The Naval War Col­lege was es­tab­lished in New­port, Rhode Is­land.

1927

The era of talk­ing pic­tures ar­rived with the open­ing of “The Jazz Singer” star­ring Al Jol­son, a fea­ture con­tain­ing both silent and soundsyn­chro­nized se­quences.

1939

In a speech to the Re­ich­stag, Ger­man Chan­cel­lor Adolf Hitler spoke of his plans to re­order the eth­nic lay­out of Europe — a plan which would en­tail set­tling the “Jewish prob­lem.”

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