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Today in History: British soldiers kill five in Boston Massacre

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, March 5, the 64th day of 2021. There are 301 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 5, 1953, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin died after three decades in power. On this date: In 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2021. There are 302 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as America’s 32nd president. On this date: In 1789, the Constitution of the United ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2021. There are 303 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 3, 1931, “The Star-Spangled Banner” became the national anthem of the United States as President Herbert Hoover signed a ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, March 2, the 61st day of 2021. There are 304 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 2, 1932, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which moved the date of the presidential inauguration from March 4 to January 20, was ...

Today in History: JFK establishes Peace Corps

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, March 1, the 60th day of 2021. There are 305 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 1, 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the spectators’ gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2021. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1933, Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag, was gutted by fire; Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, used the ...

Truck bomb explodes in parking garage of New York’s World Trade Center

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2021. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower of New York’s World Trade Center, ...

Marcos flees Philippines after two decades of rule

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2021. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino ...

President Andrew Jackson impeached by US House, 1868

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2021. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson by a vote of 126-47 following his attempted dismissal of ...

U.S. Olympic hockey team tops Soviets, 4-3, in ‘Miracle on Ice’

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2021. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1980, the “Miracle on Ice” took place in Lake Placid, New York, as the United States Olympic hockey team upset the Soviets, 4-3. ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2021. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1905, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, upheld, 7-2, compulsory vaccination laws intended to protect the ...

Today in History: Castro becomes prime minister of Cuba

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2021. There are 318 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 16, 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. On this date: In 1862, ...

World Health Organization gives official name of COVID

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2021. There are 323 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 11, 2020, the World Health Organization gave the official name of COVID-19 to the disease caused by the coronavirus that had emerged ...

House elects John Quincy Adams as US president

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2021. There are 325 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1825, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes. On ...

US receives military support with Treaty of Alliance signing

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2021. There are 328 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 6, 1778, during the American Revolutionary War, the United States won official recognition and military support from France with the ...

Today in History: Apollo 14 astronauts set foot on lunar surface

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2021. There are 329 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 2020, the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump, bringing to a close the third presidential trial in American history, though a ...