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Today in history

Jonestown mass murder, suicide claims more than 900 lives

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2022. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1978, U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan of California and four others were killed on an airstrip in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the Peoples ...

Suez Canal opens

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2022. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1869, the Suez Canal opened in Egypt. On this date: In 1800, Congress held its first session in the partially completed U.S. ...

Federal Reserve Banks open in 1914

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2022. There are 45 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1914, the newly created Federal Reserve Banks opened in 12 cities. On this date: In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state of the ...

Apollo 12 blasts off for the moon in 1969

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2022. There are 47 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2022. There are 49 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1927, Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party. On this ...

Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2022. There are 57 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli minutes after attending a festive peace rally. On ...