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Today in history

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 ...

Today in History

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 ...

Today in History: Manson, 3 women convicted of murder in 1971

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2019. There are 340 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1971, Charles Manson and three women followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven ...

Clinton denies affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2019. There are 339 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 26, 1998, President Bill Clinton forcefully denied having an affair with a former White House intern, telling reporters, “I did not have ...

Today in History: Roe v. Wade decision announced in 1973

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2019. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach. Former President Lyndon B. ...

Today: On first day in office, Carter pardons Vietnam draft dodgers

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2019. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 1977, on his first full day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders. On this date: In 1793, ...

Nazi officials hold controversial Wannsee conference in 1941

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2019. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten ...

Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record in 1937

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2019. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television and newsreels for the first time, with the permission of President ...

Today in History: B-52s complete historic trip

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2019. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1957, a trio of B-52’s completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in ...

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2019. There are 349 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was ...

Today in history: 1st enclosed sedan-type auto goes on display in 1913

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2019. There are 354 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 11, 1913, the first enclosed sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York. On this ...