This Day In History

September 7th, 2018

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2018. There are 115 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 7, 1940, Nazi Germany…


September 6th, 2018

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2018. There are 116 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 6, 1997, a public…


September 5th, 2018

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2018. There are 117 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 5, 1972, the Palestinian…


September 4th, 2018

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2018. There are 118 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 4, 1951, President Harry…


September 3rd, 2018

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2018. There are 119 days left in the year. This is Labor Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept….


September 2nd, 2018

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2018. There are 120 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 2, 1945, Japan formally…


September 1st, 2018

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2018. There are 121 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 1, 1945, Americans received…


August 31st, 2018

Today in History 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…


August 30th, 2018

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, 2018

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 28th, 2018

In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln…


August 27th, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

American pop star Michael Jackson performs during his “Dangerous” tour in Bankok, Aug. 25, 1993. (AP Photo/Jeff Widerner) Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2018….


August 24th, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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 20th, 2018

Undated file shot of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States, 1889 -1893. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2018. There are…


August 19th, 2018

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,…