This Day In History

May 9th, 2019

Lysander Aircraft practicing for the forthcoming Empire Air Day over Odiham, Hants, on May 9 1939, with their camouflaged wings and fuselage it can easily be imagined how difficult they are…


May 8th, 2019

Parisians march through the Arc de Triomphe jubilantly waving flags of the Allied Nations as they celebrate the end of World War II on May 8, 1945. German military leaders signed…


May 7th, 2019

U.S. paratroopers carry a wounded man on a stretcher into a waiting helicopter in Vietnam on May 7, 1966. (AP Photo/Horst Faas) Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 7, the…


May 6th, 2019

The German dirigible Hindenburg crashes to earth, tail first, in flaming ruins after exploding on May 6, 1937, at the U.S. Naval Station in Lakehurst, N.J. The 1920s and 1930s were…


May 5th, 2019

Local youths sit on a curb as a truck burns in a street in the Catholic district of Belfast, capital city of Northern Ireland province on May 5, 1981. Fresh violence…


May 4th, 2019

A gargoyle atop the Chrysler Building watches vigilantly over the rising Gotham towers of midtown Manhattan, April 6, 1931. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Saturday, May 4, the 124th…


May 3rd, 2019

Explorer Russell G. Frazier gazes at the forms made by heavy ice at the West base during Adm. Richard Byrd’s third expedition to Antartica on May 3, 1941. (AP Photo) Today…


May 2nd, 2019

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2019. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 2011, Osama bin…


May 1st, 2019

An elderly woman, and pro-Communist supporter, stands dazed as mounted riot police move into position to control a crowd after pro-Communist demonstrators clashed with police in Moscow, Saturday, May 1, 1993….


April 30th, 2019

When the Second British Army took the prison camp at Westertinke near Bremen, which had been the only naval prison camp in Germany, they found that many American and Allied prisoners…


April 29th, 2019

The $60,000,000 naval aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard, named after the continental frigate commanded by John Paul Jones, slides down the ways at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, N.Y., April 29,…


April 28th, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton addresses the media as U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy, D-Mass., looks on at a Boston campaign stop the evening of April 28, 1992. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) Today…


April 27th, 2019

Scotland’s Graham Obree in action before he set a new world record for the one-hour cycling event in Bordeaux, France, on April 27, 1994. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is…


April 26th, 2019

In this 1986 aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine shows damage from an explosion and fire in reactor four on April 26, 1986 that sent large amounts…


April 25th, 2019

These U.S. infantry units, after extensive maneuvers in England, start the march back to their camps on April 25, 1944, some of which are 15 miles away. (AP Photo) Today in…


April 24th, 2019

Irish prisoners march along a Dublin quay under a British guard during the bloody Irish Insurrection that began on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, in Dublin, Ireland. Thousands were killed and…


April 23rd, 2019

Mahatma Gandhi spinning around April 23, 1930. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2019. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s…


April 22th, 2019

Settlers race across the border into Indian Territory as a signal opens the area to white settlement in Oklahoma City on April 22, 1889. The capital of what is now the…


April 21st, 2019

New York Yankees’ second baseman Jerry Coloman, left, who became the father of a boy earlier in the day, April 21, 1952, lights up usual cigar for shortstop Phil Rizzuto in…


April 20th, 2019

Price review, 8-year-old racehorse, leans out of his stall at Royal Veterinary College field station near Hatfield, England on April 20, 1959, to greet England’s Queen Elizabeth II. The queen visited…