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Today in History: Amelia Earhart flies solo across Atlantic in 1932

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, May 21, the 141st day of 2019. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean as she landed in Northern Ireland, about 15 hours ...

England declared a republic after King Charles I  executed in 1649

Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1649, England was declared a republic by Parliament following the execution of King Charles I. (The monarchy was restored in 1660.) On this date: In 1536, Anne ...

Today in history: China launches Cultural Revolution in 1966

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, May 16, the 136th day of 2019. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, 1966, China launched the Cultural Revolution, a radical as well as deadly reform movement aimed at purging the country of ...

Today in History: Pope John Paul II shot in 1981

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2019. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca. On this ...

Napoleon Bonaparte dies in 1821

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, May 5, the 125th day of 2019. There are 240 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 5, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte, 51, died in exile on the island of St. Helena. On this date: In 1494, during his second voyage to the Western ...

Infamous mobster Al Capone convicted of income-tax invasion

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, May 4, the 124th day of 2019. There are 241 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 4, 1961, the first group of "Freedom Riders" left Washington, D.C. to challenge racial segregation on interstate buses and in bus ...

Today in History: Osama bin Laden killed by elite forces in 2011

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2019. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by elite American forces at his Pakistan compound, then quickly buried at sea after a decade on the ...

Today in History: Elian Gonzalez, center of custody dispute, seized by agents

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2019. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 2000, in a dramatic pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of a custody dispute, ...

John Adams sworn in as first United States vice president

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2019. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States. On this date: In 1509, England’s King Henry VII ...

15 die in Columbine shooting massacre

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Today in History: President Lincoln dies 9 hours after being shot

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, April 15, the 105th day of 2019. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in ...

President Lincoln shot, fatally wounded at Ford’s Theater

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, April 14, the 104th day of 2019. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time and began sinking. ...

Today in History

Today is Friday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2019. There are 263 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia, at age 63; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman. On ...

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Today is Wednesday, April 10, the 100th day of 2019. There are 265 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 10, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a day after surrendering the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House, said farewell to his men, praising ...

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Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 99th day of 2019. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9, 1968, funeral services, private and public, were held for Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta, five days after ...

Today in history: Bombing kills 3 in West Berlin

By the Associated Press Today is Friday, April 5, the 95th day of 2019. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a ...