Today in history

Today in History: B-52s complete historic trip

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2019. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1957, a trio of B-52’s completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in ...

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2019. There are 349 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was ...

Today in history: 1st enclosed sedan-type auto goes on display in 1913

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2019. There are 354 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 11, 1913, the first enclosed sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York. On this ...

Motown Records founded in Detriot,1959

Today is Saturday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2019. There are 353 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit. On this date: In 1828, the United States and Mexico signed a Treaty of ...

Today in History: London Underground opened

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2019. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 10, 1863, the London Underground had its beginnings as the Metropolitan, the world’s first underground passenger railway, opened to the public with service between ...

Today in history: Gabrielle Giffords shot in 2011

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2019. There are 357 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 2011, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot and critically wounded when a gunman opened fire as the congresswoman met with ...

Today in History: Clinton went on trial before Senate in 1999

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2019. There are 358 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1999, for the second time in history, an impeached American president went on trial before the Senate. President Bill Clinton faced ...

George Herbert Walker Bush marries Barbara Pierce in 1945

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2019. There are 359 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 6, 1945, George Herbert Walker Bush married Barbara Pierce at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York. On this date: In 1759, ...

Today in History: LBJ outlines ‘Great Society’

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2019. There are 361 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 4, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his State of the Union address in which he outlined the goals of his “Great ...

Today in History

Today is Monday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2018. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 31, 1972, Major League baseball player Roberto Clemente, 38, was killed when a plane he chartered and was traveling on to bring relief supplies to earthquake-devastated Nicaragua crashed shortly ...

US, Mexico sign treaty for $10 million Gadsden Purchase

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2018. There is one day left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 30, 1853, the United States and Mexico signed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to buy some 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico for ...

Today in History: Galileo observes Neptune in 1612 , but mistakes for star

Today is Friday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2018. There are three days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 28, 1981, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American “test-tube” baby, was born in Norfolk, Virginia. On this date: In 1612, Italian astronomer Galileo ...

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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2018. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day African-American holiday Kwanzaa begins today. This is Boxing Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 26, 2004, more than 230,000 people, mostly in southern Asia, were killed by a ...

Vessels

MARQUETTE — The Herbert C. Jackson is scheduled to arrive 4 p.m. today at the Lake Superior & Ishpeming ore dock in Marquette’s Upper Harbor. The Ashtabula will arrive 11 a.m. Tuesday and the Joseph H. Thompson is scheduled to arrive 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Former Japenese premier and six other war leaders executed in Tokyo in 1948

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2018. There are eight days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 23, 1948, former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed in Tokyo. On this date: In 1783, ...

American Airlines passenger attempts to ignite explosives in his shoes in 2001

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2018. There are nine days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 22, 2001, Richard C. Reid, a passenger on an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, tried to ignite explosives in his shoes, but ...

Today in History

Today is Friday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2018. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 5:23 p.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 21, 1891, the first basketball game, devised by James Naismith, is believed to have been played at the International YMCA ...

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2018. There are 13 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 18, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, was declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward. On this date: In 1787, New ...

Today in History

Today is Monday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2018. There are 14 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conducted the first successful manned powered-airplane flights near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, using their ...