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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

Today in History: Dale Earnhardt Sr. dies in Daytona 500 crash

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2019. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 18, 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash at the Daytona 500; he was 49. On this date: In 1546, Martin Luther, ...

Housatonic rammed, sinks

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2019. There are 317 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 17, 1864, during the Civil War, the Union ship USS Housatonic was rammed and sunk in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, by the ...

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Today is Friday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2019. There are 319 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, 1961, 73 people, including an 18-member U.S. figure skating team en route to the World Championships in Czechoslovakia, were killed in the crash of a Sabena ...

Today in History: Clinton acquitted in Senate vote

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2019. There are 322 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 12, 1999, the Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice. On this date: In 1809, Abraham ...

Today in history: Mary, Queen of Scots, beheaded in 1587

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2019. There are 326 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 8, 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, ...

The Beatles appear live on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ in 1964

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2019. There are 325 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," broadcast from New York on CBS. On ...

Today in history: Ronald Reagan born in 1911

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2019. There are 328 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Illinois. On this date: In 1778, during ...

Today in History: FDR tries to expand Supreme Court

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2019. There are 329 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; the proposal, which failed in ...

Holly, Valens & Richardson perish in plane crash, 1959

Today is Sunday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2019. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 3, 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. On this ...

Today in history: Sit-in protest starts at lunch counter in 1960

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2019. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, where they’d ...

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2019. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 30, 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi, 78, was shot and killed in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist. Godse and a ...

Today in History: Baseball Hall names 1st inductees: Cobb and Ruth

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2019. There are 336 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 29, 1936, the first inductees of baseball’s Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, New York. On this ...