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Today in History: Marshall retires from court

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nation’s highest court, announced his ...

Today in History: Civil rights workers slain in 1964

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2019. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 11:54 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1964, civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were ...

Today in History: OJ leads police on slow-speed chase in 1994

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2019. 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 ...

U.S. forces begin WWII invasion of Saipan, 1944

Today is Saturday, June 15, the 166th day of 2019. There are 199 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 15, 1944, American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during World War II. B-29 Superfortresses carried out their first raids on Japan. On this ...

Today in History: 49 dead, 53 wounded at Pulse nightclub in Orlando in 2016

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2019. There are 202 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 12, 2016, an American-born Muslim opened fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Florida, leaving 49 people dead ...

Special counsel chastises McCarthy during hearings

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, June 9, the 160th day of 2019. There are 205 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 9, 1954, during the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, Army special counsel Joseph N. Welch berated Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., asking: ...

Suspected MLK assassin James Earl Ray captured

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, June 8, the 159th day of 2019. There are 206 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 8, 1968, authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther ...

Today in History: Battle of Midway begins in 1942

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, June 4, the 155th day of 2019. There are 210 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 4, 1942, the World War II Battle of Midway began, resulting in a decisive American victory against Japan and marking the turning point of ...

Today in History: Chinese troops crush student demonstrations

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, June 3, the 154th day of 2019. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 3, 1989, Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died. On the same day, Chinese army troops began their sweep of Beijing to ...

Today in History

Today is Saturday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2019. There are 213 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order, “Don’t give up the ship” during a losing battle with the ...

Nixon, Brezhnev sign treaty in ’72

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, May 26, the 146th day of 2019. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. The U.S. ...

Babe Ruth ends baseball career with 3 home runs for Boston Braves in 1945

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, May 25, the 145th day of 2019. There are 220 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 25, 1935, Babe Ruth hit his last three career home runs — Nos. 712, 713 and 714 — for the Boston Braves in a game against the ...

Today in History: World Trade Center bombers convicted in 1994

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2019. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1994, four Islamic fundamentalists convicted of bombing New York’s World Trade Center in 1993 were each sentenced to 240 years in ...

Today in History: Amelia Earhart flies solo across Atlantic in 1932

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, May 21, the 141st day of 2019. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean as she landed in Northern Ireland, about 15 hours ...

England declared a republic after King Charles I  executed in 1649

Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1649, England was declared a republic by Parliament following the execution of King Charles I. (The monarchy was restored in 1660.) On this date: In 1536, Anne ...