The Nazi anti-Jewish demonstrations of November 9 and 10, 1938, also known as Kristallnacht destroyed 815 shops and 29 warehouses.
Fires were set to 171 dwellings and 191 synagogues, with 76 other buildings completely destroyed by fire.
- How much money was raised from war bonds during World War II? The seven bond drives during World War II, often led by top movie celebrities, yielded $61 billion. Among the more popular celebrity bond spokespersons were Bob Hope and Marlene Dietrich.
- Who played Glenn Miller in The Glenn Miller Story (1954)? James Stewart played Glenn Miller in The Glenn Miller Story (1954). Steve Allen played Benny Goodman in The Benny Goodman Story (1955).
- Who was the first American-born child of English settlers? Virginia Dare, born in 1587 to English settlers of the "lost colony" of Roanoke Island. The entire colony disappeared; Dare's death date is unknown.
- Did the Pilgrims eat Turkey at the first Thanksgiving celebration at Plymouth Rock? At the three-day festivities celebrating survival through the winter, many foods were served, but turkey was not one of them. The menu included: venison, duck, goose, seafood, eels, white bread, corn bread, leeks,…
- Is it true that Manhattan Island was bought from the Indians for $24? What Peter Minuit gave the Manhattoe tribe was a package of trinkets and cloth valued at 60 guilders, roughly equivalent to $24.
- Who founded the city of Chicago? A black man from Haiti named Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable (1745-1818) founded the city of Chicago. In 1772, Du Sable founded a settlement called Eschikagou on the north bank of the Chicago…