Today in history

Today in History: 20 kids, 6 adults shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2018. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, ...

Today in History: George W. Bush becomes president-elect

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2018. There are 19 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Dec. 12, 2000, George W. Bush became president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in ...

Today in History: MLK Jr. receives Nobel Peace Prize in 1964

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2018. There are 21 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 10, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, saying he accepted it “with an abiding faith in America and an ...

Palestinian uprising begins in 1987 as riots break out

Today is Sunday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2018. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 9, 1987, the first Palestinian intefadeh, or uprising, began as riots broke out in Gaza and spread to the West Bank, triggering a strong Israeli response. On this ...

Today in History

Today is Friday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2018. There are 24 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as part of its plan to conquer Southeast Asian territories; the raid, ...

United States enters WWII after attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941

Today is Saturday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2018. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. On this date: In 1813, ...

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2018. There are 27 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Dec. 4, 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. On this date: In 1619, a group of settlers from ...

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar shot to death in 1993

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2018. There are 29 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 2, 1982, in the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implanted a permanent artificial heart in the ...

Rosa Parks arrested after refusing to give up seat

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2018. There are 30 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus; ...

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Today is Friday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2018. There are 31 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 30, 1874, British statesman Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace. On this date: In 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace ...

Today in History: 1st Army-Navy game played in 1890, Navy the victor

Today is Thursday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2018. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was played at West Point, New York; Navy defeated Army, 24-0. On this date: In 1864, a Colorado militia killed at ...

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Today is Monday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2018. There are 35 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 26, 1941, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull delivered a note to Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Kichisaburo Nomura, setting forth U.S. demands for ...

First jukebox makes its debut at a San Francisco saloon in 1889

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2018. There are 38 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On November 23rd, 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President John F. ...

87 die in fire at MGM Grand Hotel in 1980

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2018. There are 40 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. On this date: In 1789, North ...

Jonestown killings occur, 1978

Today is Sunday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2018. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1978, U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., and four others were killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the Peoples Temple; the killings were followed by a night ...

Nixon tells Associated Press he’s ‘not a crook’ in 1973

Today is Saturday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2018. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1973, President Richard Nixon told Associated Press managing editors in Orlando, Florida: “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. ...