This Day In History

July 16th, 2019

This photo made by a U.S. Army automatic newsreel camera, shows the test explosion of the world’s first atomic bomb at Alamagordo, N.M., on July 16, 1945. The test, known as…


July 15th, 2019

A general view of opening ceremonies at the 1924 Summer Olympics at Colombes Stadium, Paris, France, July 15, 1924. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 196th…


July 14th, 2019

Jimmy Carter watches the television screen while his daughter-in-law, Judy, keeps an eye on her son, Jason in the Carter hotel room on in New York, July 14, 1976. (AP Photo)…


July 13th, 2019

The lights of lower Manhattan are dark as a result of an electrical power failure in this view from under the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday, July 13, 1977. One building at…


July 12th, 2019

Vice Presidential candidate Walter Mondale, left, and congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro wave after Mondale announced Ferraro as his running mate in the chamber of the Minneapolis House of Representatives, St. Paul, Minn.,…


July 11th, 2019

Five graceful water nymphs poised on their aquaplane boards as they flash through the water at about fifty miles an hour in one of the preliminary races in the Annual Aquaplane…


July 10th, 2019

Police prepare to lift Mineral Bramletter from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) demonstrators in Brooklyn section of New York City on July 10, 1963. The group was attempting to stop a…


July 9th, 2019

Southern Sudanese celebrate independence at midnight in Juba, Saturday, July 9, 2011. South Sudan became the world’s newest nation early Saturday, officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over…


July 8th, 2019

Apaches, members of what was once the fiercest of fighting tribes, are pictured during their Devil Dance at a Southwest Indian celebration in Flagstaff, Arizona, July 8, 1937. (AP Photo) Today…


July 7th, 2019

At 63 to 1, James Hennessey’s horse, Take My Tip, won the greatest classic of the French turf, The Grand Prix De Paris, before a crowd estimated at 400,000 at the…


July 6th, 2019

British golfer Ernest Whitcombe during a Ryder Cup match at Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio on July 6, 1931. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Saturday, July 6, the 187th…


July 5th, 2019

Two women, Dr. Renate True, left, a Brazilian now living in New Orleans, and Alina Szmant of Dayton, Ohio, use rebreather packs during practice session in 30-feet depth of water near…


July 4th, 2019

Negroes from nearby villages gathered to see the Baptismal services of the Emanuel Baptist Church at Oyster Bay, New York, on July 4, 1937. As the baptisms in the bay were…


July 3rd, 2019

The crew of the USS Vincennes is shown as they stand at attention, July 3, 1988, to salute the Samuel B. Roberts which left the Gulf. President Reagan confirmed Sunday that…


July 2nd, 2019

Former South African President Nelson Mandela left, and his wife Graca Machel, greet the audience at the “Africa Standing Tall Against Poverty” in concert with Live8 in Johannesburg Saturday July 2,…


July 1st, 2019

The flag of the People’s Republic of China, right flies for the first time alongside the Hong Kong flag in Hong Kong during the handover ceremony in the first few minutes…


June 30th, 2019

Children wear white masks with a red X over the mouth to symbolize their view that Spain’s Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is silencing traditional Spanish families, during a demonstration…


June 29th, 2019

The Criminal Courts Building, left, in lower Manhattan, is shown on June 29, 1941. (AP Photo/John Rooney) Today in History Today is Saturday, June 29, the 180th day of 2019. There…


June 28th, 2019

Jazz guitarist B.B. King performs before an enthusiastic audience, Friday, June 28, 1986 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. In addition to playing the guitar, King Sang, most often meandering…


June 27th, 2019

An man walks past a bullet and shell damaged wall in the center of Grozny, June 27, 1995, not far from the Presidential Palace. In the war-torn Chechen capital there is…