This Day In History

June 25th, 2019

Onlookers watch as almost 1,500 quilt panels bearing the names of New York area residents who have died of AIDS are unfolded on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park…


June 24th, 2019

Revelers celebrate in front of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan’s west village following the passing of the same sex marriage bill by a vote of 33 to 29, Friday, June 24,…


June 23rd, 2019

Baghdad-by-the-bay “a city you can almost cup in your hands and admire as your own personal jewel”. Through its narrow, Golden Gate (top, right) it welcomes the world in San Francisco…


June 22nd, 2019

A German Anti Aircraft Battery lit up by the firing guns during a night attack by enemy plane, somewhere on the Atlantic coast of France, June 22, 1943. (AP Photo) Today…


June 21st, 2019

Brazil’s Pele is hoisted on shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the ninth World Cup final against Italy, 4-1, in Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, Mexico, on June 21, 1970. Pele,…


June 20th, 2019

Heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson smiles broadly as he looks down on the unconscious form of Ingemar Johansson after he regained the title from Johansson in this fifth round knockout at Polo…


June 19th, 2019

A flight of Royal Air Force Spitfires on patrol, somewhere over England, on June 19, 1941. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2019….


June 18th, 2019

Hank Aaron, baseball’s home run king, points the crowd gathered in a Harlem Park, June 18, 1974 to honor hill on New York City’s Hank Aaron the Salute to the Atlanta…


June 17th, 2019

John Lewis, left, puts a wedding ring on the hand of Stuart Gaffney, both of San Francisco, as they exchange marriage vows at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 17,…


June 16th, 2019

Punk Rock Star Wendy O. Williams smashes a television set for a radio station contest in Pasadena, Calif., in this June 16, 1981 photo. Williams, whose stage theatrics as lead singer…


June 15th, 2019

Bob Crisman and Karl Bachman, National parks Sevice rangers, do some preservation work on the Jefferson sculpture of the presidential monument at Black Hills’ Mount Rushmore, SD, June 15, 1992. The…


June 14th, 2019

Lord Louis Mountbatten takes part in the Young Cup Polo final between the Blue Jackets and the Life Guards at Roehampton, London on June 14, 1930. (AP Photo/Staff/Len Puttnam) Today in…


June 13th, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center, speaks to reporters as he leads the 220 mile Memphis to Jackson march started by James Meredith, in a rural part of Mississippi, June 13,…


June 12th, 2019

The U.S. Navy dirigible Akron flies over San Francisco, Calif., on June 12, 1932. Below is the the waterfront known as Telegraph Hill, where the arrival of ships was formerly announced…


June 11th, 2019

German soldiers, former “Herrenvolk”, come over the crest of a hill with their hands over their heads in surrender to American troops during the battle for the Normandy beachhead in France…


June 10th, 2019

A workman throws debris out of a hole while cleaning up an apartment on Saturday, June 10, 1995 in Sarajevo. The damage was caused by a tank round which slammed into…


June 9th, 2019

Residents, covering their noses, flee their homes on their water buffalos near the slopes of Mount Pinatubo, northwest of Botolan, Philippines, after the volcano erupted Wednesday, June 12, 1991. Volcanic activity…


June 8th, 2019

Newspapers, paper bag and an air travel guide which were found in the bed room of the Pax Hotel, where a man identifying himself as Ramon George Sneyd, are lying near…


June 7th, 2019

The “Pay the Bonus” sign carried by this group of World War I veterans was typical of the banners throughout the demonstration in Washington, June 7, 1932. Marchers are shown walking…


June 6th, 2019

U.S. President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan walk through the thousands of graves in the American Cemetery in Omaha Beach, Normandy in France on June 6, 1984 during ceremonies…