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Today in History: June 27, Hurricane Audrey makes deadly Gulf Coast landfall

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, June 27, the 179th day of 2024. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1957, Hurricane Audrey slammed into coastal Louisiana and Texas as a Category 4 storm; the initial official death toll from the storm ...

Today in History: June 25, Korean War begins

By The Associated Press undefined-- Today is Tuesday, June 25, the 177th day of 2024. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South. Also on this date: In 1938, the Fair ...

Today in History: June 22, Hitler and the Nazis invade the Soviet Union

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, June 22, the 174th day of 2024. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive and ultimately ill-fated invasion of the Soviet Union that would prove ...

Today in History: June 21, U.S. Constitution goes into effect

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, June 21, the 173rd day of 2024. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins today. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On ...

Today in History: June 18, Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space

Today is Tuesday, June 18, the 170th day of 2024. There are 196 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle ...

Today in History:June 17, O.J. Simpson charged with murder

Today is Monday, June 17, the 169th day of 2024. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ...