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Today in history

Today in History: May 13, Pope John Paul II shot, wounded

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2022. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca. On this date: In ...

Today in History: May 11, Adolf Eichmann captured

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, May 11, the 131st day of 2022. There are 234 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 11, 2010, Conservative leader David Cameron, at age 43, became Britain’s youngest prime minister in almost 200 years after Gordon Brown ...

Today in History: May 9, 1994 Mandela chosen to lead South Africa

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, May 9, the 129th day of 2022. There are 236 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 9, 1994, South Africa’s newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the country’s first Black president. On this date: In ...

Today in History

Today is Friday, April 29, the 119th day of 2022. There are 246 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 29, 1946, 28 former Japanese officials went on trial in Tokyo as war criminals; seven ended up being sentenced to death. On this date: In 1429, Joan of Arc ...

Space shuttle Enterprise sails over New York City mounted atop a jumbo jet

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, April 27, the 117th day of 2022. There are 248 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 27, 1994, former President Richard M. Nixon was remembered at an outdoor funeral service attended by all five of his successors at the ...