Today in history

Today in History

Today is Monday, March 25, the 84th day of 2019. There are 281 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 25, 1911, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. On this date: In 1634, English ...

Germanwings flight downed in Alps by co-pilot, 150 on board perish, 2015

Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2019. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board; investigators said the jetliner was deliberately ...

Today in History: British Parliament passes The Stamp Act in 1765

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2019. There are 284 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax. The ...

Today in history: Caesar assassinated in 44 BC

By the Associated Press Today is Friday, March 15, the 74th day of 2019. There are 291 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius. On this date: In ...

Musical play ‘My Fair Lady’ opens on Broadway

By the Associated Press Today is Friday, March 15, the 74th day of 2019. There are 291 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius. On this date: In ...

Today in History: Battle of Dien Bien Phu begins in 1954

By the Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2019. There are 293 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 13, 1954, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu began during the First Indochina War as Viet Minh forces attacked French troops, who were ...

Congress called into special session to enact New Deal legislation in 1933

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, March 9, the 68th day of 2019. There are 297 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 9, 1933, Congress, called into special session by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, began its "hundred days" of enacting New Deal ...

Today in History: FDR took office as president

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2019. There are 302 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as America’s 32nd president. On this date: In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state. In ...

Turkish airplane crashes in Paris, killing all on board

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2019. There are 303 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 3, 1974, a Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashed shortly after takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris, killing all 346 people on board. On this ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today’s Highlight in History: On March 2, 1933, the motion picture “King Kong” had its world premiere at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy. On this date: In 1793, the first (and third) president of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston, was born ...

Today in History: USS Houston, HMAS Perth attacked, more than 1,000 die

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2019. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 1942, the heavy cruiser USS Houston and the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth were attacked by Japanese forces during the World ...

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2019. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1904, the United States and Panama proclaimed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to undertake efforts to build a ship canal across the Panama isthmus. On ...

Today in History

Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2019. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency. On this ...

SS Struma torpedoed, hundreds of Jewish refugees perish, 1942

Today is Sunday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2019. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1942, the SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Romania to British-mandated Palestine, was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine ...

Today in History: Scottish scientists clone sheep, a lamb named Dolly

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2019. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1997, scientists in Scotland announced they had succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named “Dolly.” Dolly, ...