“War of the Worlds” 75th Anniversary


Today marks the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles famous “War of the Worlds” broadcast.  At 8:15 pm he reported an interplanetary conflict on CBS radio, resulting in panic among US citizens.  See the original headlines from major national newspapers reporting the story in the library’s Historical Newspapers database.  Remember, to find articles from this day 75 years ago, be sure to enter in the publication date under “Search Options.”


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