This Day In History

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,…


July 21st, 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 20th, 2019

Eddie Merckx, world champion from Belgium, Bernard Thevenet, overall leader from France, and his fellow countryman Regis Ovion, from left, pass the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during the last lap…


July 19th, 2019

Battery D-15th Field Artillery at Vaux-Cantila, France on July 19, 1918. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Friday, July 19, the 200th day of 2019. There are 165 days left…


July 18th, 2019

A police officer leads a bloodied woman away from the scene of a shooting rampage in a McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro area of San Diego, Calif., in this July 18,…


July 17th, 2019

Children ride an old-time train around the 160 acre Disneyland, in Los Angeles, Calif., July 22, 1955. Disneyland opened in doors five days before on July 17. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch) Today…