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 […]
- Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat levelMANCHESTER, England (AP) -- As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert - the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking […]
- Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attackMANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time....
- Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meetROME (AP) -- Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed....
- Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned RussiaWASHINGTON (AP) -- Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on them....