Today In History 63
Today is Monday, Feb. 29, the 60th day of 2016. There are 306 days left in the year. This is Leap Day. On Feb. 29, 1916, singer, actress and TV personality Dinah Shore was born Frances Rose Shore in Winchester, Tennessee. (Shore, who claimed March 1, 1917 as her birthdate, died in 1994 just days […]
1981 George Jones wins Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” during the 23rd annual Grammy Awards in New York. George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his most […]
On Friday afternoon, February 22, 1980, the American amateurs and the Soviet dream team met before a sold-out crowd at Lake Placid. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.) In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time […]
Today is Thursday, April 30, the 120th day of 2015. There are 245 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 30, 1945, as Soviet troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun. On this date: In 1789, George Washington […]
Today is Friday, April 24, the 114th day of 2015. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1915, what’s regarded as the start of the Armenian genocide began as the Ottoman Empire rounded up Armenian political and cultural leaders in Constantinople. On this date: In […]
Today is Thursday, April 23, the 113th day of 2015. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 23, 2005, the recently created video-sharing website YouTube uploaded its first clip. Titled “Me at the Zoo,” the video consisted of 18 seconds of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim standing in […]
Today is Monday, April 20, the 110th day of 2015. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and caused a blow-out that began spewing an estimated 200 million gallons of crude […]
Today is Monday, April 6, the 96th day of 2015. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1965, the United States launched Intelsat I, also known as the “Early Bird” communications satellite, into geosynchronous orbit. On this date: In 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ […]
Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 1, 1945, American forces launched the amphibious invasion of Okinawa during World War II. (U.S. forces succeeded in capturing the Japanese island on June 22.) […]
Today is Monday, March 30, the 89th day of 2015. There are 276 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 30, 1945, during World War II, the Soviet Union invaded Austria with the goal of taking Vienna, which it accomplished two weeks later. On this date: In 1135, the […]
- French vote for president in litmus test for Europe's futurePARIS (AP) -- Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's being seen as a litmus test for the future of Europe and the spread of populism around the world....
- 11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes racePARIS (AP) -- From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. The traditional contenders are joined - and often have been overshadowed during the campaign - by rivals pledging to scrap long-held expectations, […]
- Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....
- Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battlesWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall....