This Day In History

August 10th, 2019

This is Devon’s only pipe-smoking dog, 8-year-old American bull terrier named Butch, shown Aug. 10, 1974. For the past five years Butch has smoked a daily tobacco pipe. His owner Jean…


August 9th, 2019

The DiMaggio brothers, a trio of centerfielders whose exploits made baseball history, look fit enough to take over their old jobs as they join other diamond greats in the Old Timers’…


August 8th, 2019

The Zeppelin Hindenburg floats in a hazy sky near the Empire State Building over Manhattan, Aug. 8, 1936. The German airship is en route to Lakehurst, N.J. from Germany. (AP Photo)…


August 7th, 2019

Mrs. Fanny Blankers-Koen, the Dutchwoman, winning the last lap of the 400 meters relay final at Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom, on August 7, 1948, to make Holland the winners…


August 6th, 2019

Nineteen-year-old Gertrude Ederle of New York City becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel on Aug. 6, 1926, as she crosses the waterway in 14 hours and 31 minutes….


August 5th, 2019

Looking cool but probably feeling hot in their summer uniforms, the Wrens are seen outside their apartment building in New York, August 5, 1953 as they start for their office. The…


August 4th, 2019

French aviator Louis Bleriot, with the trophies he won as a result of his epoch-making flight, in France, on Aug. 4, 1909. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug….


August 3rd, 2019

Three men stand in front of the dispensing kitchen of the Greater New York Philanthropic Society where penny meals, that are quite substantial, are served to the hungry, in New York,…


August 2nd, 2019

Tom Smith, Urbana, mo., inventor, demonstrates how customers see movies on separate screens in his new Multiscope Drive-in Theater at Urbana, Missouri on August 2, 1953. The layout is in shape…


August 1st, 2019

Millionaire industrialist William P. Lear looks through the coils of a condenser similar to one he expects to use with a steam turbine he is developing to power cars and trucks,…


July 31st, 2019

Zsa Zsa Gabor, accompanied by her husband Frederick von Anhalt, right, is surrounded by media, July 31, 1990, upon her release from jail in El Segundo, Calif. Ms. Gabor spent 72…


July 30th, 2019

President Lyndon Johnson chooses between two pens to sign legislation that created the Medicare and Medicaid health care programs in this July 30, 1965 photo taken during a ceremony at the…


July 29th, 2019

As the first woman to be honored with the award, Amelia Earhart Putnam receives the Distinguished Flying Cross from U.S. Vice President Charles Curtis, left, in Los Angeles, Calif., on July…


July 28th, 2019

A fireman stands beside a twisted girder as he examines the gaping holes in the north side of the Empire State Building, on the 79th floor, evidence of the terrific impact…


July 27th, 2019

Jesse Owens, U.S. Olympic sprint and jumping star, takes a practice broad jump aboard the S.S. Manhattan at sea, while en route to Berlin, Germany, for the summer Olympics on July…


July 26th, 2019

Mass descent by parachute which formed part of the display airborne troops gave for Mexican officers at an airfield in Eastern Command, somewhere in America, on July 26, 1944. (AP Photo)…


July 25th, 2019

Louise Brown, the world’s first test tube baby in this photo dated July 25, 1978, soon after her birth at Oldham General Hospital in Manchester, England, following pioneered work by the…


July 24th, 2019

Passengers are rescued as they stand atop the Eastland passenger ship after the vessel capsized in the Chicago River, downtown Chicago, Il. on Sat. July 24, 1915. The ship was docked…


July 23rd, 2019

British Prince Andrew and his bride, Sarah, newly created Duke and Duchess of York, wave from their horse drawn State Landau as they leave Westminster Abbey following their marriage in London…


July 22nd, 2019

The Beatles are suspended in midair above the stage during rehearsal for their part in the charity show “Night of 100 Stars” at the Palladium in London, England, on July 22,…