Today in history

Two white men acquitted of murdering black teen in Sumner, Miss., in 1955

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2018. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1955, a jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, of murdering black teenager Emmett Till. (The ...

First atomic bomb exploded by Soviet Union in 1949

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2018. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 9:54 p.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. On this date: In 1776, during ...

JFK Jr. marries Carolyn Bessette

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2018. There are 101 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the Supreme ...

Today in history: Fugitive heiress Patricia Hearst captured by FBI in 1975

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2018. There are 104 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese ...

Today in History: Constitution completed in 1787

Today is Monday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2018. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. On ...

Two dozen countries sign Montreal Protocol to cut down on chemical emissions

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2018. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 16, 1987, two dozen countries signed the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to save the Earth’s ozone layer by calling on nations to ...

Federal grand jury indicts seven in connection with break-in at Watergate

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2018. There are 107 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 15, 1972, a federal grand jury in Washington indicted seven men in connection with the Watergate break-in. On this date: In 1776, ...

Today in History: Inmates’ rebellion at Attica ends

Today is Thursday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2018. There are 109 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 13, 1971, a four-day inmates’ rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York ended as police and guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and ...

California becomes the 31st state of the union

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2018. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union. On this date: In 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling ...

Statue of David unveiled in Italy

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2018. There are 114 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted a "full, free, and absolute pardon" to former President Richard Nixon covering his entire term ...

Today in History: Nazi Germany begins first air attack on London in 1940

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2018. There are 115 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 7, 1940, Nazi Germany began its eight-month blitz of Britain during World War II with the first air attack on ...

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2018. There are 116 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 6, 1997, a public funeral was held for Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in London, six days after her death in a car crash in Paris. On this date: In 1901, ...

Today in History: Attack on Olympic delegation at the 1972 Munich Games

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2018. There are 117 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Sept. 5, 1972, the Palestinian group Black September attacked the Israeli Olympic delegation at the Munich Games; 11 Israelis, five guerrillas and a police officer were ...

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2018. There are 118 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 4, 1951, President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco in the first live, coast-to-coast television ...

Britain, France, Australia & New Zealand declare war on Germany,1939

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2018. There are 119 days left in the year. This is Labor Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 3, 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of ...

Japan formally surrenders, ending WWII, 1945

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2018. There are 120 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II. On this date: In 1789, the ...

US receives word of Japan’s WWII surrender

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2018. There are 121 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 1, 1945, Americans received word of Japan's formal surrender that ended World War II. (Because of the time difference, it was Sept. 2 ...

Reporter and cameraman shot to death during live broadcast

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2018. There are 127 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 26, 1957, the Soviet Union announced it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. On this date: In 55 B.C., Roman ...

Today in History: North Atlantic Treaty in force

Today is Friday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2018. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 24, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty came into force. On this date: In A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and ...

Singer, songwriter Aaliyah and 8 others die in plane crash in 2001

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2018. There are 128 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 25, 1944, during World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. On this date: In 1718, hundreds ...