Today in history – October 30, 2019

1918 – The Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War.

1938 – Orson Welles triggered a national panic with his radio dramatization of a Martian invasion, based on H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.”

1975 – The New York Daily News ran the headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead” a day after President Gerald Ford said he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City.

1983 – The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced plans to become the first African-American to mount a full-scale campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.