This Day In History

April 24th, 2019

Irish prisoners march along a Dublin quay under a British guard during the bloody Irish Insurrection that began on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, in Dublin, Ireland. Thousands were killed and…


April 23rd, 2019

Mahatma Gandhi spinning around April 23, 1930. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2019. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s…


April 22th, 2019

Settlers race across the border into Indian Territory as a signal opens the area to white settlement in Oklahoma City on April 22, 1889. The capital of what is now the…


April 21st, 2019

New York Yankees’ second baseman Jerry Coloman, left, who became the father of a boy earlier in the day, April 21, 1952, lights up usual cigar for shortstop Phil Rizzuto in…


April 20th, 2019

Price review, 8-year-old racehorse, leans out of his stall at Royal Veterinary College field station near Hatfield, England on April 20, 1959, to greet England’s Queen Elizabeth II. The queen visited…


April 19th, 2019

The north side of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is missing after what federal authorities believe to be a car bomb exploded Wednesday, April 19, 1995. (AP Photo)…


April 18th, 2019

People on Sacramento Street watch smoke rise from fires after a severe earthquake in San Francisco, Calif., on April 18, 1906. (AP Photo/Arnold Genthe) Today in History Today is Thursday, April…


April 17th, 2019

Apollo 13 astronauts Fred W. Haise, James A. Lovell and John L. Swigert, left to right, leave a helicopter to step aboard carrier Iwo Jima in the Pacific ocean after their…


April 16th, 2019

Security personnel patrol near Norris Hall the site a shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Don Petersen) Today in History Today is…


April 15th, 2019

People are gathered in front of the The New York Sun’s building on Broadway, reading the bulletin board with latest news about the Titanic, in April 1912. The luxury liner was…


April 14th, 2019

The death bed scene after President Abraham Lincoln was mortally wounded in Ford’s Theater April 14, 1865, is shown in this rare picture. The picture shows Mrs. Lincoln kneeling beside the…


April 13th, 2019

The liner Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage Wednesday, April 10, 1912. (AP photo) Today in History Today is Saturday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2019. There are…


April 12th, 2019

Presidential candidate Imelda Marcos greets supporters during a campaign rally on Sunday, April 12, 1992 in San Jose, north of Manila. Mrs. Marcos, the wife of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos,…


April 11th, 2019

U.S. Col. Charles A. Lindbergh is shown at the controls of his Mohawk two-place, low-wing monoplane during a test flight over Berkshire on April 11, 1936. The airplane, fitted with an…


April 10th, 2019

In this April 10, 1985 file photo, Madonna performs in Seattle as she opened her first national tour. (AP Photo/Barry Sweet, file) Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 10, the…


April 9th, 2019

Gen. Robert E. Lee poses on the back porch of the Lee house in Richmond, Va., in 1865. Lee, who led the Confederate forces, surrendered his army at Appomattox Court House…


April 8th, 2019

Atlanta Braves’ Hank Aaron (44) breaks Babe Ruth’s record for career home runs as he hits his 715th off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing in the fourth inning of the…


April 7th, 2019

Rock singer Prince performs at the Orange Bowl during his Purple Rain tour in Miami, Fla., April 7, 1985. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin) Today in History Today is Sunday, April 7, the…


April 6th, 2019

Four women wearing mantillas and Spanish combs during Easter festivities in Madrid, Spain around April 6, 1931.(AP Photo) Today in History Today is Saturday, April 6, the 96th day of 2019….


April 5th, 2019

Winnie Mandela, black activist and wife of jailed South African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, carries the coffin of William Kotoyi at his funeral in Brandfort, South Africa on April 5,…