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Today in History: Student protesters occupy buildings at Columbia U in ’68

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, April 23, the 113th day of 2018. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 23, 1968, student protesters began occupying buildings on the campus of Columbia University in New York; police put down the protests a ...

U.S. Congress authorizes creation of ‘Rough Riders’ in 1898

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, April 22, the 112th day of 2018. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 1898, with the United States and Spain on the verge of war, the U.S. Navy began blockading Cuban ports. Congress authorized creation ...

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Today is Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2018. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 1898, the United States moved closer to war with Spain as President William McKinley signed a congressional resolution passed the day before recognizing Cuban ...

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Today is Thursday, April 19, the 109th day of 2018. There are 256 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 19, 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing their way ...

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Today is Wednesday, April 18, the 108th day of 2018. There are 257 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 18, 1938, Superman, AKA “The Man of Steel,” made his debut as the first issue of Action Comics (bearing a cover date of June) went on sale for 10 cents a ...

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Today is Tuesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2018. There are 258 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 17, 1961, some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in an attempt to topple Fidel Castro, whose forces crushed the ...

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Today is Friday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2018. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. on the 200th anniversary of the third American president’s ...

John Wilkes Booth assassinates President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, April 14, the 104th day of 2018. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of “Our American ...

Hank Aaron hits 715th career home run in 1974

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, April 8, the 98th day of 2018. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking Babe ...

41 killed in Indiana gas explosions in ’68

Today is Friday, April 6, the 96th day of 2018. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1968, 41 people were killed by two consecutive natural gas explosions at a sporting goods store in downtown Richmond, Indiana. On this date: In 1830, the ...

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Today is Wednesday, April 4, the 94th day of 2018. There are 271 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee; his slaying ...

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By The Associated Press Today is Good Friday, March 30, the 89th day of 2018. There are 276 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, ...

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Today is Thursday, March 29, the 88th day of 2018. There are 277 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 29, 1943, World War II rationing of meat, fats and cheese began, limiting consumers to store purchases of an average of about two pounds a week for beef, pork, ...

Today in History: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin dies in 1968

Today is Tuesday, March 27, the 86th day of 2018. There are 279 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 27, 1968, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin , the first man to orbit the Earth in 1961, died when his MiG-15 jet crashed during a routine training flight near Moscow; ...

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leads march in 1965

By: The Associated Press Today is Palm Sunday, March 25, the 84th day of 2018. There are 281 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a five-day march from ...

Rocker Elvis Presley drafted into the U.S. Army in 1958

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2018. There are 282 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 24, 1958, Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army at the draft board in Memphis, Tennessee, before boarding a bus for Fort Chaffee, ...