Today in history

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 ...

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, July 10, the 191st day of 2018. There are 174 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern England. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately ...

Four people hanged in D.C. for conspiring with Wilkes Booth

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 7, the 188th day of 2018. There are 177 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington, D.C. for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln: Lewis ...