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Today in history

Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs first human heart transplant

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2021. There are 28 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide ...

Environmental Protection Agency opens its doors

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2021. There are 29 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 2, 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry the previous October. On this date: In 1697, ...

Pong debuts at California tavern

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2021. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, 2001, former Beatle George Harrison died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58. On this date: In 1864, a ...

US delivers plans for peace in Pacific area

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2021. 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 ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2021. There are 37 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in a scene captured ...