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Today in history

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2019. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 24, 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts, orbiting the moon, read passages from the Old Testament Book of Genesis during a Christmas Eve ...

Today in History: Boston Tea Party takes place

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2019. There are 15 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea into Boston ...

Sandy Hook remembered

By The Associated Press Today in Saturday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2019. There are 17 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, ...

Today in History: Poland cracks down on labor movement in 1981

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2019. There are 18 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 1981, authorities in Poland imposed martial law in a crackdown on the Solidarity labor movement. Martial law formally ended in ...

Today in History: Bush becomes president-elect

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2019. There are 19 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, 2000, George W. Bush became president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in ...

Today in History: 1st 9/11 indictment made

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2019. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 11, 2001, in the first criminal indictment stemming from 9/11, federal prosecutors charged Zacarias Moussaoui , a French citizen of ...

Today in History: First Palestinian uprising breaks out in Gaza in 1987

Today is Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2019. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 9, 1990, Solidarity founder Lech Walesa won Poland’s presidential runoff by a landslide. On this date: In 1608, English poet John Milton was born in London. In ...

Japan attacks US Navy base at Pearl Harbor

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2019. There are 24 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as part of its plan to conquer Southeast Asian ...

Today in History: Nelson Mandela dies in 2013

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2019. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president, died at age 95. On this ...

Today in History: Abolitionist John Brown hanged for raid on Harpers Ferry

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2019. 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 1816, the first ...

Today in History: Warren Commission named

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2019. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, 1963, President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy. On this ...

Today in History: JFK assassinated in 1963

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2019. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John ...

Today in History: Apollo 12 astronauts make 2nd manned landing on moon

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2019. There are 42 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made the second manned landing on the moon. On this date: In 1863, ...

Today in History: Iran-Contra committees issue final report in 1987

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2019. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1987, the congressional Iran-Contra committees issued their final report, saying President Ronald Reagan bore “ultimate ...

Today in History: Battle of Guadalcanal ends with US victory

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2019. There are 46 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1942, the naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended during World War II with a decisive U.S. victory over Japanese forces. On this ...

Today in History: Dow closes above 1,000 for 1st time in 1972

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2019. There are 47 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 14, 1972, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1,000 level for the first time, ending the day at 1,003.16. On this ...