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Today in History: Movie musical ‘Grease’ premieres 40 years ago

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, June 13, the 164th day of 2018. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1978, the movie musical “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, had its world premiere in New York. On ...

Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, ending 13-year reign

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, June 9, the 160th day of 2018. There are 205 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 9, A.D. 68, Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide, ending a 13-year reign. On this date: In 1588, construction began on the present-day ...

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Today is Wednesday, June 6, the 157th day of 2018. There are 208 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 6, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, 25 1/2 hours after he was shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. On this date: In 1523, ...

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Today is Tuesday, June 5, the 156th day of 2018. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary at the Ambassador Hotel in Los ...

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Today is Monday, June 4, the 155th day of 2018. There are 210 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 4, 1940, during World War II, the Allied military evacuation of some 338,000 troops from Dunkirk, France, ended. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared: ...

Andy Warhol shot, critically injured in 1968

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, June 3, the 154th day of 2018. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol was shot and critically wounded at his New York film studio, known as “The Factory,” by Valerie Solanas, ...

Queen Elizabeth II coronated in Westminister Abbey in 1953

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2018. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in London’s Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King ...

Today in History: ‘The Prisoner’ has American debut

Today is Friday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2018. There are 213 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 1, 1968, the cult British television series “The Prisoner,” starring Patrick McGoohan as an ex-secret agent who finds himself trapped in a sinister, Orwellian ...

Today in History: White mobs riot in Oklahoma in 1921, many die

Today is Thursday, May 31, the 151st day of 2018. There are 214 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 31, 1921, a race riot erupted in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as white mobs began looting and leveling the affluent black district of Greenwood over reports a black man had ...

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Today is Tuesday, May 29, the 149th day of 2018. There are 216 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 29, 1953, Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit. On this ...

American troops launch 1st major WWI battle

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, May 28, the 148th day of 2018. There are 217 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 28, 1918, American troops fought their first major battle during World War I as they launched an ...

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Today is Friday, May 25, the 145th day of 2018. There are 220 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 25, 1968, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis was dedicated by Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Interior Secretary Stewart Udall. On this date: In 1521, Martin Luther ...

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Johnson impeachment trial ends with acquittal By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, May 26, the 146th day of 2018. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the ...

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Today is Thursday, May 24, the 144th day of 2018. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1968, the Rolling Stones single “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” was released in the United Kingdom by Decca Records. On this date: In 1775, John Hancock was ...

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Today is Tuesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2018. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1968, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, sank in the Atlantic Ocean. (The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 ...

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Today is Monday, May 21, the 141st day of 2018. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 1/2 ...

Winston Churchill pledges country’s support of D-Day invasion in 1943

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, May 19, the 139th day of 2018. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1943, in his second wartime address to the U.S. Congress, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pledged his ...

First speeding arrest documented in 1899

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Sunday, May 20, the 140th day of 2018. There are 225 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 20, 1899, taxi driver Jacob German was pulled over and arrested by a police officer riding a bicycle for speeding down ...

Today in History: Files burned in protest of Vietnam War in 1968

Today is Thursday, May 17, the 137th day of 2018. There are 228 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 17, 1968, nine men and women, including brothers Daniel and Philip Berrigan, entered the Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland, seized several hundred ...

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Today is Tuesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2018. There are 230 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 15, 1968, two days of tornado outbreaks began in 10 Midwestern and Southern states; twisters were blamed for 72 deaths, including 45 in Arkansas and 18 in Iowa. On ...