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Today in history

Iran-Contra affair comes to light

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2022. There are 58 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 3, 1986, the Iran-Contra affair came to light as Ash-Shiraa, a pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to ...

Jimmy Carter elected president in 1976

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2022. There are 59 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 2, 1783, General George Washington issued his Farewell Address to the Army near Princeton, New Jersey. On this date: In 1861, during ...

Mussolini takes power in 1922

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2022. There are 64 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 28, 1922, fascism came to Italy as Benito Mussolini took control of the government. On this date: In 1636, the General Court of ...

Gunman kills 11 in synagogue shooting

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2022. There are 65 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 2018, a gunman shot and killed 11 congregants and wounded six others at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in the deadliest attack ...

UN charter takes effect

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2022. There are 68 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect. On this date: In 1537, Jane Seymour, the third ...

JFK reveals missile bases

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2022. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 1962, in a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy revealed the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under ...