This Day In History

August 31st, 2019

Henry A. Wallace pleads for “the right to have by say” in a speech before a large crowd at Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 31, 1948. Boos and heckling drowned out most of…


August 30th, 2019

John Lennon performs on the keyboard during “One To One”, a charity concert to benefit mentally challenged children at Madison Square Garden, Aug. 30, 1972, New York. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff) Today…


August 29th, 2019

Women dancers of Levkas Island in Greece give a performance of the Barrel Dance during the International Folklore Festival being held on the island, Aug. 29, 1963. The dance is customarily…


August 27th, 2019

Members of the German 4x100m medley team wear Mozart-like costumes as a joke while presenting their bronze medals during the medal ceremony following the event at the European Swimming Championships in…


August 26th, 2019

H.A. Sohneider poses by a fence on his farm, Aug. 26, 1938, Boise City, Ok. He awaits a rain which will give him a crop this year, if it comes. He…


August 25th, 2019

American pop star Michael Jackson performs during his “Dangerous” tour in Bankok, Aug. 25, 1993. (AP Photo/Jeff Widerner) Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2019….


August 24th, 2019

U.S. President Ronald Reagan, right, and first lady Nancy Reagan flank singer Ray Charles at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas, Thursday night, Aug. 24, 1984. Charles…


August 23rd, 2019

Caravans of camels conveying salt from the rivers and seas of ancient Syria to a “salt mountain” near Aleppo, Syria on August 23, 1938, one of the oldest cities in the…


August 22nd, 2019

Accused serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer, center, sits with attorneys Gerald Boyle, lef, and Wendy Patrickus during his preliminary hearing in Milwaukee, Aug. 22, 1991. Dahmer is charged with two counts…


August 21st, 2019

Airport security men lift the body of former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. into a security van after killing the Senator?s assassin, on the ground, Aug. 21, 1983 in Manila. Aquino died…


August 20th, 2019

Undated file shot of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States, 1889 -1893. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2019. There are…


August 19th, 2019

A string of white vehicles follow the hearse carrying the body of rock and roll musician Elvis Presley along Elvis Presley Boulevard on the way to Forest Hills Cemetery in Memphis,…


August 18th, 2019

With a tight grin fixed on his face, James H. Meredith stands in line with fellow students awaiting presentation of diplomas at graduation ceremonies, August 19, 1963, at the University of…


August 17th, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Glenn Lacombe sits with his head bowed after returning to the remains of his home in Buras, La., Aug. 22, 1969, four days after Hurricane Camille hit the Gulf Coast….


August 16th, 2019

British airship HM R100 moored to the mast at Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, on Aug. 16, 1930, after return from double Atlantic crossing to Canada and back. (AP Photo/Staff/Len Puttnam) Today in…


August 15th, 2019

This is the way large firms drew the weekly payroll from the Reichsbank in Berlin, shown Aug. 15, 1923. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 15, the 227th…


August 14th, 2019

British troops set up barbed wire fences between catholic and protestant quarters in Cupar Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Sept. 10, 1969. (AP Photo) — Sondereinheiten der britischen Armee errichten in…


August 13th, 2019

Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford, right, unveils his new plastic automobile, developed from agricultural products, in Dearborn, Mich., Aug. 13, 1941. Robert A. Boyer, in charge of Ford Plastics development,…


August 12th, 2019

Men of the militia at rifle drill in England, on Aug. 12, 1939, one of the youngest drafts brought into the British Army, now fast getting into their stride. (AP Photo)…


August 11th, 2019

It is Richard Whitney, former President of the New York Stock Exchange, and leaving Sing Sing prison on parole in Ossining, New York, on August 11, 1941 after serving 40 months…