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Today in History: Apollo 11 orbits moon

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, July 19, the 200th day of 2019. There are 165 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 19, 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the moon. On ...

Armstrong, Aldrin walk on moon in Apollo 11 mission

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 20, the 201st day of 2019. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in ...

French Revolution begins as citizens storm Bastille prison, 1789

Today is Sunday, July 14, the 195th day of 2019. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 1980, the Republican national convention opened in Detroit, where nominee-apparent Ronald Reagan told a welcoming rally he and his supporters were determined to ...

Today in History: Wilson delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate in 1919

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, July 10, the 191st day of 2019. There are 174 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 10, 1991, Boris N. Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic. President George H.W. Bush ...

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By The Associated Press Today is Monday, July 8, the 189th day of 2019. There are 176 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 8, 1947, a New Mexico newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, quoted officials at Roswell Army Air Field as saying they had recovered a "flying ...

Louis Pasteur tests rabies vaccine on dog bite victim in 1885

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 6, the 187th day of 2019. There are 178 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 6, 1885, French scientist Louis Pasteur tested an anti-rabies vaccine on 9-year-old Joseph Meister, who had been bitten by an infected dog; ...

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Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2019. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian ...

Today in History: LBJ signs sweeping civil rights bill

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2019. There are 182 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress. On this date: In 1776, the ...

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Today is Monday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2019. There are 183 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 1, 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated federal appeals court judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, beginning an ultimately successful confirmation ...

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Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2019. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1978, the Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke, a white man who argued he’d been a victim of reverse ...

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds independent counsel law By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, June 29, the 180th day of 2019. There are 185 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 29, 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Morrison v. Olson, upheld the independent ...

Today in History: Marshall retires from court

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nation’s highest court, announced his ...

Today in History: Civil rights workers slain in 1964

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2019. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 11:54 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1964, civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were ...

Today in History: OJ leads police on slow-speed chase in 1994

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2019. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in ...