Today in History

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2016. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began a wartime conference at Yalta. On this date: In 1783, Britain’s King George III […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2015. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 24, 1955, the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., found itself fielding phone calls from children wanting to know the whereabouts of Santa […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2015. There are 35 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.  Today’s Highlight in History: Nov. 26, 1789 was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. On this date: n […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2015. There are 49 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1815, pioneering American suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York. On this date: In 1787, severe flooding struck Dublin, Ireland, as the River Liffey rose. In 1927, Josef […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, October 15, the 288th day of 2015. There are 77 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlight in History:  On October 15, 1915, “The Metamorphosis,” Franz Kafka’s famous absurdist tale about a man named Gregor Samsa who wakes up one morning to discover that he has been transformed into a huge, insect-like creature, was […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, April 23, the 113th day of 2015. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 23, 2005, the recently created video-sharing website YouTube uploaded its first clip. Titled “Me at the Zoo,” the video consisted of 18 seconds of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim standing in front […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 12, the 71st day of 2015. There are 294 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his 30 radio addresses that came to be known as “fireside chats,” telling Americans what was being done to deal with […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who’d been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people. On this date: In 1766, Antonio de Ulloa […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2015. There are 315 days left in the year. This is the Lunar New Year of the Goat. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1945, Operation Detachment began during World War II as some 30,000 U.S. Marines began landing on Iwo Jima, where they commenced […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2015. There are 322 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Kentucky. On this date: In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, who’d claimed the throne of […]

Thursday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2015

Thursday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2015

Today is Thursday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2015. There are 350 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 15, 1865, during the closing months of the Civil War, the Second Battle of Fort Fisher near Wilmington, North Carolina, ended as Union forces captured the “Gibraltar of the South,” depriving […]

Thursday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2014

Thursday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2014

Today is Thursday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2014. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 11, 1936, Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson; his brother, Prince Albert, became King George VI. On this date: In 1792, […]