This Day In History

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…


February 17th, 2019

President Richard Nixon and first lady Pat Nixon wave as they board Air Force One, dubbed The Spirit of ’76, at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, Feb. 17, 1972. They…


February 16th, 2019

Members of the Egyptian police perform arms drill, Feb. 16, 1979. (AP Photo/Bill Foley) Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2019. There are 318 days…


February 15th, 2019

Remarkable picture of the guns of a Hurricane aircraft of Fighter Command Royal Air Force firing a burst of 1600 rounds at night. To secure the luminous effect a proportion of…


February 14th, 2019

This Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997 file photo shows seven-month-old Dolly, the genetically cloned sheep, looking towards the camera at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Keith Campbell, a prominent biologist who…


February 13th, 2019

The Backwash of the Tidal wave caused by the November Cyclone has eroded rich topsoil of Bhola Island in the Delta Region of East Pakistan on Feb.13, 1971. (AP Photo) Today…


February 12th, 2019

Part of the 19th Bombardment group, America’s most bemedalled unit of fighting airmen, lines up on review at ceremonies at the Rattlesnake bombs base at Pyote in Texas Feb. 12, 1943,…


February 11th, 2019

In this Oct. 13, 1997 file photo, Whitney Houston looks over her shoulder as her husband Bobby Brown looks to her at the premiere of “The Wonderful World of Disney” movie…


February 10th, 2019

The Amazing effect wrought by the Mosquito planes of the Royal Air Force, when they raided factories working for the Nazis in Copenhagen on Feb. 10, 1943. The fact that the…


February 9th, 2019

The British rock and roll group the Beatles are shown on stage with Ed Sullivan before their live television appearance on the The Ed Sullivan Show at CBS’ Studio 50 in…


February 8th, 2019

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2019. There are 326 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 8, 1587, Mary, Queen…


February 7th, 2019

The Beatles face the media on their arrival at JFK airport in New York in this Feb. 7, 1964, file photo taken by Associated Press photographer Charles Tasnadi. Tasnadi, who braved…