This Day In History

May 21st, 2018

Today is Monday, May 21, the 141st day of 2018. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his…


May 20th, 2018

Today is Sunday, May 20, the 140th day of 2018. There are 225 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 20, 1899, taxi driver Jacob German was…


May 19th, 2018

Today is Saturday, May 19, the 139th day of 2018. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1943, in his second wartime address…


May 18th, 2018

Today is Friday, May 18, the 138th day of 2018. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18, 1953, Jacqueline Cochran, 47, became the…


May 17th, 2018

Today is Thursday, May 17, the 137th day of 2018. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, 1968, nine men and women, including…


May 16th, 2018

  Today is Wednesday, May 16, the 136th day of 2018. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, 1868, at the U.S. Senate…


May 15th, 2018

Today is Tuesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2018. There are 230 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 15, 1968, two days of tornado outbreaks…


May 14th, 2018

Today in History Today is Monday, May 14, the 134th day of 2018. There are 231 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 14, 1948, according to…


May 13th, 2018

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2018. There are 232 days left in the year. This is Mother’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On May…


May 12th, 2018

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2018. There are 233 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 12, 1943, during World…


May 11th, 2018

Today in History Today is Friday, May 11, the 131st day of 2018. There are 234 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 11, 1943, during World…


May 10th, 2018

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 10, the 130th day of 2018. There are 235 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 10, 1968, the “Night…


May 9th, 2018

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 9, the 129th day of 2018. There are 236 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 9, 1958, “Vertigo,” Alfred…


May 8th, 2018

Today is Tuesday, May 8, the 128th day of 2018. There are 237 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 8, 1978, David R. Berkowitz pleaded guilty…


May 7th, 2018

Today is Monday, May 7, the 127th day of 2018. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1915, a German U-boat torpedoed and…


May 6th, 2018

Today is Sunday, May 6, the 126th day of 2018. There are 239 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 6, 1937, the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg…


May 5th, 2018

Today is Saturday, May 5, the 125th day of 2018. There are 240 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 5, 1862, Mexican troops defeated French occupying…


May 4th, 2018

  Today’s Highlight in History: On May 4, 1968, the Oroville Dam in Northern California was dedicated by Gov. Ronald Reagan; the 770-foot-tall earth-filled structure, a pet project of Reagan’s predecessor,…


May 3rd, 2018

  Today is Thursday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2018. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 3, 1978, spam email was born…


May 2nd, 2018

Today is Wednesday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2018. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 1908, the original version of “Take…