This Week in History

October 30, 1938

Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds,” a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.

November 1, 1512

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

November 5, 1994

George Foreman, age 45, becomes boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion when he defeats 26-year-old Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.


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