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Today in History: Elian Gonzalez, center of custody dispute, seized by agents

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2019. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 2000, in a dramatic pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of a custody dispute, ...

John Adams sworn in as first United States vice president

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2019. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States. On this date: In 1509, England’s King Henry VII ...

15 die in Columbine shooting massacre

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Today in History: President Lincoln dies 9 hours after being shot

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, April 15, the 105th day of 2019. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in ...

President Lincoln shot, fatally wounded at Ford’s Theater

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, April 14, the 104th day of 2019. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time and began sinking. ...

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Today is Friday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2019. There are 263 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia, at age 63; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman. On ...

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Today is Wednesday, April 10, the 100th day of 2019. There are 265 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 10, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a day after surrendering the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House, said farewell to his men, praising ...

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Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 99th day of 2019. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9, 1968, funeral services, private and public, were held for Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta, five days after ...

Today in history: Bombing kills 3 in West Berlin

By the Associated Press Today is Friday, April 5, the 95th day of 2019. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a ...

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formed in 1830

Today is Saturday, April 6, the 96th day of 2019. There are 269 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 6, 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized by Joseph Smith in Fayette, New York. On this date: In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Shiloh ...

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 ...