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Today in history

House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach Nixon

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2021. There are 157 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 27, 1996, terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, directly killing one person and injuring ...

Churchill resigns as Britain’s Prime Minister

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, July 26, the 207th day of 2021. There are 158 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress established a Post Office and appointed Benjamin Franklin its Postmaster-General. On this ...

Today in History: Early version of the typewriter patented

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, July 23, the 204th day of 2021. There are 161 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 23, 2003, Massachusetts’ attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably had sexually ...

Today in History: Lincoln presents draft of Emancipation Proclamation

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2021. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. On this date: In ...