This Day In History

August 16th, 2018

British airship HM R100 moored to the mast at Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, on Aug. 16, 1930, after return from double Atlantic crossing to Canada and back. (AP Photo/Staff/Puttnam) Today in History…


August 15th, 2018

Woodstock Festival of Arts and Music at Bethel, New York, August 1969, Joe Cocker performing . Joe Cocker (AP Photo). Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day…


August 14th, 2018

Sondereinheiten der britischen Armee errichten in der Belfaster Cupar Street einen Stacheldrahtzaun zwischen der roemisch-katholischen und der protestantischen Seite (aufgenommen am 10. September 1969). Nach blutigen Unruhen in der Stadt Derry…


August 13th, 2018

Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford, right, unveils his new plastic automobile, developed from agricultural products, in Dearborn, Mich., Aug. 13, 1941. Robert A. Boyer, in charge of Ford Plastics development,…


August 12th, 2018

Men of the militia at rifle drill in England, on Aug. 12, 1939, one of the youngest drafts brought into the British Army, now fast getting into their stride. (AP Photo)…


August 11th, 2018

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2018. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 11, 1965, rioting and…


August 10th, 2018

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2018. There are 143 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 10, 1792, during the…


August 9th, 2018

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2018. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 9, 1974, Vice President…


August 8th, 2018

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2018. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 8, 1974, President Richard…


August 7th, 2018

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2018. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 7, 1964, Congress passed…


August 6th, 2018

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2018. There are 147 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 6, 1945, during World…


August 5th, 2018

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2018. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 5, 1962, South African…


August 4th, 2018

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2018. There are 149 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist…


August 3rd, 2018

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2018. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens…


August 2nd, 2018

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2018. There are 151 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 2, 1939, Albert Einstein…


August 1st, 2018

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2018. There are 152 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph…


July 31st, 2018

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 31, the 212th day of 2018. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31, 1991, President George…


July 30th, 2018

Today in History Today is Monday, July 30, the 211th day of 2018. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1945, the Portland…


July 29th, 2018

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 29, the 210th day of 2018. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1921, Adolf Hitler…


July 28th, 2018

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 28, the 209th day of 2018. There are 156 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 28, 1945, the U.S….