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Today in history: Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in 1968

By the Associated Press Today is Thursday, April 4, the 94th day of 2019. There are 271 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in ...

Today in History: Pfc. Jessica Lynch rescued in Iraq in 2003

By the Associated Press Today is Monday, April 1, the 91st day of 2019. There are 274 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 1, 2003, American troops entered a hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, and rescued Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who had been held prisoner since her ...

Agreement over ‘Seward’s Folly’ reached with Russia

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, March 30, the 89th day of 2019. There are 276 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 30, 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million, ...

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Today is Friday, March 29, the 88th day of 2019. There are 277 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 29, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted in New York of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union. (They were executed in June 1953.) On this ...

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Today is Thursday, March 28, the 87th day of 2019. There are 278 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 28, 1979, America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurred with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, ...

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Today is Wednesday, March 27, the 86th day of 2019. There are 279 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 27, 1977, in aviation’s worst disaster, 583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off in heavy fog, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on an ...

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Today is Monday, March 25, the 84th day of 2019. There are 281 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 25, 1911, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. On this date: In 1634, English ...

Germanwings flight downed in Alps by co-pilot, 150 on board perish, 2015

Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2019. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board; investigators said the jetliner was deliberately ...

Today in History: British Parliament passes The Stamp Act in 1765

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2019. There are 284 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax. The ...

Today in history: Caesar assassinated in 44 BC

By the Associated Press Today is Friday, March 15, the 74th day of 2019. There are 291 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius. On this date: In ...

Musical play ‘My Fair Lady’ opens on Broadway

By the Associated Press Today is Friday, March 15, the 74th day of 2019. There are 291 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius. On this date: In ...

Today in History: Battle of Dien Bien Phu begins in 1954

By the Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2019. There are 293 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 13, 1954, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu began during the First Indochina War as Viet Minh forces attacked French troops, who were ...

Congress called into special session to enact New Deal legislation in 1933

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, March 9, the 68th day of 2019. There are 297 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 9, 1933, Congress, called into special session by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, began its "hundred days" of enacting New Deal ...

Today in History: FDR took office as president

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2019. There are 302 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as America’s 32nd president. On this date: In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state. In ...

Turkish airplane crashes in Paris, killing all on board

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2019. There are 303 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 3, 1974, a Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashed shortly after takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris, killing all 346 people on board. On this ...