This Day In History

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…


June 26th, 2019

Farmer gathering rice in Japan on June 23, 1937. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2019. There are 188 days left in the…


June 25th, 2019

Onlookers watch as almost 1,500 quilt panels bearing the names of New York area residents who have died of AIDS are unfolded on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park…


June 24th, 2019

Revelers celebrate in front of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan’s west village following the passing of the same sex marriage bill by a vote of 33 to 29, Friday, June 24,…


June 23rd, 2019

Baghdad-by-the-bay “a city you can almost cup in your hands and admire as your own personal jewel”. Through its narrow, Golden Gate (top, right) it welcomes the world in San Francisco…


June 22nd, 2019

A German Anti Aircraft Battery lit up by the firing guns during a night attack by enemy plane, somewhere on the Atlantic coast of France, June 22, 1943. (AP Photo) Today…


June 21st, 2019

Brazil’s Pele is hoisted on shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the ninth World Cup final against Italy, 4-1, in Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, Mexico, on June 21, 1970. Pele,…


June 20th, 2019

Heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson smiles broadly as he looks down on the unconscious form of Ingemar Johansson after he regained the title from Johansson in this fifth round knockout at Polo…


June 19th, 2019

A flight of Royal Air Force Spitfires on patrol, somewhere over England, on June 19, 1941. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2019….


June 18th, 2019

Hank Aaron, baseball’s home run king, points the crowd gathered in a Harlem Park, June 18, 1974 to honor hill on New York City’s Hank Aaron the Salute to the Atlanta…


June 17th, 2019

John Lewis, left, puts a wedding ring on the hand of Stuart Gaffney, both of San Francisco, as they exchange marriage vows at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 17,…


June 16th, 2019

Punk Rock Star Wendy O. Williams smashes a television set for a radio station contest in Pasadena, Calif., in this June 16, 1981 photo. Williams, whose stage theatrics as lead singer…


June 15th, 2019

Bob Crisman and Karl Bachman, National parks Sevice rangers, do some preservation work on the Jefferson sculpture of the presidential monument at Black Hills’ Mount Rushmore, SD, June 15, 1992. The…


June 14th, 2019

Lord Louis Mountbatten takes part in the Young Cup Polo final between the Blue Jackets and the Life Guards at Roehampton, London on June 14, 1930. (AP Photo/Staff/Len Puttnam) Today in…


June 13th, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center, speaks to reporters as he leads the 220 mile Memphis to Jackson march started by James Meredith, in a rural part of Mississippi, June 13,…


June 12th, 2019

The U.S. Navy dirigible Akron flies over San Francisco, Calif., on June 12, 1932. Below is the the waterfront known as Telegraph Hill, where the arrival of ships was formerly announced…