TODAY IN HISTORY
Thirteen families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America’s oldest settlements.
The Naval War College was established in Newport, Rhode Island.
The era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of “The Jazz Singer” starring Al Jolson, a feature containing both silent and soundsynchronized sequences.
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.”