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Today in history

3 astronauts die in flash fire in 1967

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2022. There are 338 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 27, 1967, astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test aboard their ...

Clinton denies affair with Lewinsky

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2022. There are 339 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 26, 1998, President Bill Clinton forcefully denied having an affair with a former White House intern, telling reporters, “I did not ...

ABC begins ‘Roots,’ a major television groundbreaker

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2023. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 1964, the 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified as South Dakota ...

FDR first chief executive to be inaugurated on Jan. 20

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2023. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first chief executive to be inaugurated on Jan. 20 instead of March 4. On this date: In ...

Today in History: Captain Cook reaches Hawaii in 1778

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2023. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, 2020, ahead of opening statements in the first Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, House prosecutors wrote that Trump had “used his official ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2023. There are 351 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In Jan. 14, 1964, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, in a brief televised address, thanked Americans for their condolences and messages of ...