This Day In History

May 27th, 2019

A light-haired Vietnamese-American boy named Dung is one of the 6,700 boat people who have fled Vietnam and found refuge in this camp in Songkhla, in southern Thailand, May 27, 1980….


May 26th, 2019

Four dwarfs wearing space suits landed by helicopter on the baseball diamond at Chicago’s Comisky Park on May 26, 1959. They advanced on the White Sox dugout with ray guns before…


May 25th, 2019

“Star Wars” fan Danny Fitzgerald of Staten Island, in Darth Vader costume, poses in front of Loews Astor Plaza movie theater in Times Square in New York, May 25, 1983, where…


May 24th, 2019

Pedestrians stroll along the promenade of the Brooklyn Bridge, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City, 1891. The suspension bridge was opened to traffic on May 24, 1883. When bridge designer…


May 23rd, 2019

This is a close-up of Ted Williams, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium in New York City on May 23, 1941. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is…


May 22nd, 2019

The technician is not being devoured by a giant ant eater, he is peering into the open air intake of a Bluebird car, May 22, 1964. If the foregoing sentence sounds…


May 21st, 2019

Ray DeMott, atop pole foreground, checks the guide ropes for the parachute jump at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island, New York. The fun arena opens officially on May 21, 1949, although a…


May 20th, 2019

The Spirit of St. Louis is shown in this aerial photo as a crowd surrounds the monoplane after American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh completed the first nonstop transatlantic flight at Le…


May 19th, 2019

David Bowie plays an acoustic guitar while being photographed at a press conference in Tokyo on May 19, 1990. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th…


May 18th, 2019

Mount St. Helens in Washington state is shown in various stages of eruption, May 18, 1980. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2019….


May 11th, 2019

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), the deposed world heavyweight boxing champion, told an anti-war rally at the University of Chicago on May 11, 1967 that there is a difference between fighting in…


May 10th, 2019

President Jimmy Carter pauses to kiss first lady Rosalynn Carter as he boards a helicopter in Washington, May 10, 1979, for the trip from the White House to Camp David, Maryland….


May 9th, 2019

Lysander Aircraft practicing for the forthcoming Empire Air Day over Odiham, Hants, on May 9 1939, with their camouflaged wings and fuselage it can easily be imagined how difficult they are…


May 8th, 2019

Parisians march through the Arc de Triomphe jubilantly waving flags of the Allied Nations as they celebrate the end of World War II on May 8, 1945. German military leaders signed…


May 7th, 2019

U.S. paratroopers carry a wounded man on a stretcher into a waiting helicopter in Vietnam on May 7, 1966. (AP Photo/Horst Faas) Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 7, the…


May 6th, 2019

The German dirigible Hindenburg crashes to earth, tail first, in flaming ruins after exploding on May 6, 1937, at the U.S. Naval Station in Lakehurst, N.J. The 1920s and 1930s were…


May 5th, 2019

Local youths sit on a curb as a truck burns in a street in the Catholic district of Belfast, capital city of Northern Ireland province on May 5, 1981. Fresh violence…


May 4th, 2019

A gargoyle atop the Chrysler Building watches vigilantly over the rising Gotham towers of midtown Manhattan, April 6, 1931. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Saturday, May 4, the 124th…


May 3rd, 2019

Explorer Russell G. Frazier gazes at the forms made by heavy ice at the West base during Adm. Richard Byrd’s third expedition to Antartica on May 3, 1941. (AP Photo) Today…


May 2nd, 2019

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2019. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 2011, Osama bin…