This Day In History

March 10th, 2019

In this handout from the U.S. Marine Corps, the dark no-man’s land between front lines on Iwo Jima, is lit up by illuminated shells fired in from supporting U.S. warships, March…


March 9th, 2019

Friends and family of members of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) troops wave flags to the soldiers as they arrived back at Ft. Campbell, Ky., Saturday, March 9, 1991. (AP Photo/Ed…


March 8th, 2019

William Howard Taft, is shown campaigning at Trenton, N. J. in 1912. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Friday, March 8, the 67th day of 2019. There are 298 days…


March 7th, 2019

Boxing Promoter Don King on March 7, 1985. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler Today in History Today is Thursday, March 7, the 66th day of 2019. There are 299 days left in the…


March 6th, 2019

American racing driver Warren Wilbur Shaw, in his car Miss Whippet, on Daytona Beach, USA, March 6, 1928. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 6, the 65th day…


March 5th, 2019

Grown-ups drilling at Mumintik in the Chiapas back-country, Mexico March 5, 1943. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 5, the 64th day of 2019. There are 301 days…


March 4th, 2019

People rally in support of Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Vladimir Putin has claimed victory in Russia’s presidential election, which the opposition…


March 3rd, 2019

Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr., winding up busy days in New York on March 3, 1962, rides in car with his family from the Waldorf Towers en route to Newark…


March 2nd, 2019

Kuwait’s oil wells burning after the defeated Iraqi troops were expelled from Kuwait are seen in this file photo taken March 2, 1991. Iraq’s recent efforts to avoid paying Kuwait some…


March 1st, 2019

Peace Corps volunteer Ann Snuggs of Geneva, Ala., leads a game with Filipino children during recess at school in San Enrique, Negros Island, Philippines, March 14, 1962. A year after it…


February 28th, 2019

Members of the delegation that traveled with President Richard Nixon to China pose for a picture with Chinese dignitaries on the last day of their visit, Feb. 28, 1972. Second from…


February 27th, 2019

One of these German parachutists is former German World Heavyweight boxer Max Schmeling, during training somewhere over Germany on on Feb. 27, 1941. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Wednesday,…


February 26th, 2019

Indian Watchtower at Desert View, South Rim of the Grand Canyon of Arizona is shown in photo dated May 6, 1933. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26,…


February 25th, 2019

Muhammad Ali, or Cassius Clay as he was known at the time, whips a right to the head of ducking champ Sonny Liston during the first round of the heavyweight title…


February 24th, 2019

Soldier volunteer tire workers line up with some of the huge bomber tires made at the U.S. Rubber Company plant in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 24, 1945. The need for these…


February 23rd, 2019

Eight-year-old Ann Hill registers a startled expression upon receiving one of the first Salk polio vaccine shots in Tallahassee, FL., April 18, 1955. Similar shots will go to 2,800 children in…


February 22nd, 2019

Employees at a Woolworth’s store at an unknown location pose in this photo from the early 1900’s. Proper attire was a bylaw in the early stores, including dresses below the ankles…


February 20th, 2019

Astronaut John Glenn, the Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule is shown being launched from Cape Canavarel, Fla. on Feb. 20, 1962. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the…


February 19th, 2019

British race car driver Capt. Malcolm Campbell is shown in his Napier-Campbell “Bluebird,” powered with a twelve-cylinder motor, after setting a new world’s record of 206.95602 miles per hour on the…


February 18th, 2019

Clyde W. Tombaugh, the discoverer of the ninth planet Pluto, poses with homemade telescopes at his home in Burdette, Kan., April 17, 1930. Tombaugh, a Kansas farm boy with a penchant…