This Day In History

March 31st, 2019

British infantry Tommys go forward to meet the German advance on the Western Front during the Great War, March 31, 1918, Easter. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Sunday, March…


March 30th, 2019

U.S. President Ronald Reagan waves and then looks up before being shoved into the President’s limousine by secret service agents after being shot outside a Washington hotel Monday, March 30, 1981….


March 29th, 2019

The southwestern quadrant of Mercury is seen in this picture taken by the Mariner 10 spacecraft on March 29, 1974. The picture was taken four hours before the time of closest…


March 28th, 2019

Aerial view of Three Mile Island nuclear plant near Harrisburg, Pa., scene of a nuclear accident, Thursday, March 28, 1979. The plant started leaking radioactive steam contaminating the area. (AP Photo)…


March 27th, 2019

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, with members of the Jordanian Army on her arrival for a State Visit, in Amman, Jordan, March 27 1984. (AP Photo/Staff/Saade). Today in History Today is Wednesday,…


March 26th, 2019

On a warm spring day, some of the Rockettes get exercise with a medicine ball on the Music Hall roof in New York on March 26, 1946. The roof is a…


March 25th, 2019

Hooded members of the United Klans of America in Mississippi wave flaming torches at an open-air torch burning near Edinburg in Central Mississippi, March 25, 1967. More than 3,000 Mississippians belonged…


March 24th, 2019

The tankers Exxon Baton Rouge, left, and Exxon Valdez, right, continue to pump oil after the Exxon Valdez ran aground, March 24, in the Prince William Sound, Alaska, March 27, 1989….


March 23th, 2019

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2019. There are 283 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 23, 1942, the first…


March 22nd, 2019

Today in History Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2019. There are 284 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On March 22, 1765, the British…


March 21st, 2019

The dirigible ‘Italia’ under the command of General Umberto Nobileis prepares to land at Milan, Italy, March 21, 1928, after a 25 hour practice flight. The trip was a pratice for…


March 20th, 2019

Among the tremendous quantities of supplies being unloaded by Americans for the use of U.S. troops and their allies on the Tunisian front are these rubber truck tires on a dock,…


March 19th, 2019

Socks the cat peers over the podium in the White House briefing room Saturday March 19, 1994. A White House groundskeeper was walking Socks when he stopped and lifted Socks to…


March 18th, 2019

These miniature musical instruments handmade over a two-year period by an artisan Prager Geigenbauer, are displayed in the fingers of their owner Marcel Ritter of Munich, West Germany on March 18,…


March 17th, 2019

Released prisoner of war Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm is greeted by his family at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., as he returns home from the Vietnam War, March…


March 16th, 2019

The tent and automobiles pictured are on the site selected for Boulder City, seven miles from the site of the proposed Boulder dam which will house the 2,500 workers on the…


March 15th, 2019

U.S. Army nurses in full field dress carrying their equipment crowd the deck of a transport as they prepare to debark at a British port, March 15, 1944. (AP Photo) Today…


March 14th, 2019

Actress and singer Grace Jones makes an expressive face in Miami Beach, Sunday, March 14, 1988 during a question and answer session prior to attending a gala benefit to raise money…


March 13th, 2019

It is a little cramped, but fine if you do not mind hanging your feet over the rim these British soldiers found when they tried out these bathtubs on the western…


March 12th, 2019

Polish Foreign Minister Bronislaw Geremek signs papers as he delivers instruments of accession to NATO as Secretary of State Madeleine Albright watches along with Foreign Ministers Jan Kavan of the Czech…