This Day In History

June 4th, 2019

Skinhead clothes with big boots, colored socks and trousers flapping at mid-calf level resembling military dress in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 4, 1974. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Tuesday,…


June 3rd, 2019

The 79,000-ton French liner Normandie streaks her way off Montauk Point, Long Island, N.Y., morning of June 3, 1935, en route to New York harbor to complete her maiden voyage. (AP…


June 2nd, 2019

Egyptians gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo to call for a new revolution in Egypt, Saturday, June 2, 2012. Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison Saturday for failing to…


June 1st, 2019

Chief Poling Fire (James R. McComber) shades his eyes and displays the fine feathers of an Iroquois leader in Caughwanag, Quebec on June 1, 1940. (AP Photo) Today in History Today…


May 31st, 2019

People stand atop houses among ruins after flooding in Johnstown, Pa., May 30, 1889. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Friday, May 31, the 151st day of 2019. There are…


May 30th, 2019

Drivers speed into the first turn on the Brickyard in the first Indianapolis 500-mile race in Indianapolis, Ind., Thursday, May 30, 1911. The drivers from left are, Will Jones (9) driving…


May 29th, 2019

A dust storm blows through Clayton, N.M., in 1937, a relatively common occurrence in the Dust Bowl town. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 29, the 149th day…


May 28th, 2019

Elzire Dionne is shown with her five girls shortly after their birth in Corbeil, near Callander in northern Ontario, Canada, on May 28, 1934. The identical quintuplets, born at least two…


May 27th, 2019

A light-haired Vietnamese-American boy named Dung is one of the 6,700 boat people who have fled Vietnam and found refuge in this camp in Songkhla, in southern Thailand, May 27, 1980….


May 26th, 2019

Four dwarfs wearing space suits landed by helicopter on the baseball diamond at Chicago’s Comisky Park on May 26, 1959. They advanced on the White Sox dugout with ray guns before…


May 25th, 2019

“Star Wars” fan Danny Fitzgerald of Staten Island, in Darth Vader costume, poses in front of Loews Astor Plaza movie theater in Times Square in New York, May 25, 1983, where…


May 24th, 2019

Pedestrians stroll along the promenade of the Brooklyn Bridge, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City, 1891. The suspension bridge was opened to traffic on May 24, 1883. When bridge designer…


May 23rd, 2019

This is a close-up of Ted Williams, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium in New York City on May 23, 1941. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is…


May 22nd, 2019

The technician is not being devoured by a giant ant eater, he is peering into the open air intake of a Bluebird car, May 22, 1964. If the foregoing sentence sounds…


May 21st, 2019

Ray DeMott, atop pole foreground, checks the guide ropes for the parachute jump at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island, New York. The fun arena opens officially on May 21, 1949, although a…


May 20th, 2019

The Spirit of St. Louis is shown in this aerial photo as a crowd surrounds the monoplane after American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh completed the first nonstop transatlantic flight at Le…


May 19th, 2019

David Bowie plays an acoustic guitar while being photographed at a press conference in Tokyo on May 19, 1990. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th…


May 18th, 2019

Mount St. Helens in Washington state is shown in various stages of eruption, May 18, 1980. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2019….


May 11th, 2019

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), the deposed world heavyweight boxing champion, told an anti-war rally at the University of Chicago on May 11, 1967 that there is a difference between fighting in…


May 10th, 2019

President Jimmy Carter pauses to kiss first lady Rosalynn Carter as he boards a helicopter in Washington, May 10, 1979, for the trip from the White House to Camp David, Maryland….