Today in history

IBM introduces its first personal computer in NY

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2018. There are 141 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 12, 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York. On this date: In 1859, poet ...

Rioting, looting claim 34 lives in LA’s Watts section

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2018. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 11, 1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles. On this ...

Today in history: In 1792, mobs attack the Tuileries during French Revolution

Today is Friday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2018. There are 143 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 10, 1792, during the French Revolution, mobs in Paris attacked the Tuileries Palace, where King Louis XVI resided. The king was later arrested, put on trial for ...

Today in History: Ford becomes president

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2018. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 9, 1974, Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th chief executive as President Richard Nixon’s resignation took ...

Mandela arrested, imprisoned in 1962

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2018. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 5, 1962, South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was arrested on charges of leaving the country without a passport and ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2018. There are 149 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years ...

USS Indianapolis torpedoed, only 317 survive

Today is Monday, July 30, the 211th day of 2018. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1945, the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, having just delivered components of the atomic bomb to Tinian in the Mariana Islands, was torpedoed by a ...

Hitler becomes head of National Socialist German Workers Party in 1921

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, July 29, the 210th day of 2018. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1921, Adolf Hitler became the leader (“fuehrer”) of the National Socialist German Workers Party. On this date: In 1030, the ...

1st article of impeachment against Nixon adopted

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, July 27, the 208th day of 2018. There are 157 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, ...

U.S. Senate overwhelmingly ratifies United Nations Charter in 1945

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 28, the 209th day of 2018. There are 156 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 28, 1945, the U.S. Senate ratified the United Nations Charter by a vote of 89-2. On this date: In 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, a ...

Nixon, Krushchev engage in ‘Kitchen Debate’

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, July 24, the 205th day of 2018. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24, 1959, during a visit to Moscow, Vice President Richard Nixon engaged in his famous “Kitchen Debate” with Soviet leader Nikita ...

Militant nationalist kills 69 at Norway youth retreat

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2018. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik, a self-described “militant nationalist,” massacred 69 people at a Norwegian island youth retreat after ...

Scopes found guilty in so-called ‘Monkey Trial’

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2018. There are 163 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 21, 1925, the so-called “Monkey Trial” ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for ...

Today in History

Today is Thursday, July 19, the 200th day of 2018. There are 165 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 19, 1980, the Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of nations that were boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. On ...

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 18, the 199th day of 2018. There are 166 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 18, 1940, the Democratic National Convention at Chicago Stadium nominated President Franklin D. Roosevelt who was monitoring the proceedings at the White House ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, July 16, the 197th day of 2018. There are 168 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 16, 1945, the United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico; the same day, the heavy ...

In 1933 Germany, Nazi only political party allowed

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 14, the 195th day of 2018. There are 170 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 14, 1933, all German political parties, except the Nazi Party, were outlawed. On this date: In 1789, in an event symbolizing the start ...