This Day In History

February 19th, 2019

British race car driver Capt. Malcolm Campbell is shown in his Napier-Campbell “Bluebird,” powered with a twelve-cylinder motor, after setting a new world’s record of 206.95602 miles per hour on the…


February 18th, 2019

Clyde W. Tombaugh, the discoverer of the ninth planet Pluto, poses with homemade telescopes at his home in Burdette, Kan., April 17, 1930. Tombaugh, a Kansas farm boy with a penchant…


February 17th, 2019

President Richard Nixon and first lady Pat Nixon wave as they board Air Force One, dubbed The Spirit of ’76, at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, Feb. 17, 1972. They…


February 16th, 2019

Members of the Egyptian police perform arms drill, Feb. 16, 1979. (AP Photo/Bill Foley) Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2019. There are 318 days…


February 15th, 2019

Remarkable picture of the guns of a Hurricane aircraft of Fighter Command Royal Air Force firing a burst of 1600 rounds at night. To secure the luminous effect a proportion of…


February 14th, 2019

This Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997 file photo shows seven-month-old Dolly, the genetically cloned sheep, looking towards the camera at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Keith Campbell, a prominent biologist who…


February 13th, 2019

The Backwash of the Tidal wave caused by the November Cyclone has eroded rich topsoil of Bhola Island in the Delta Region of East Pakistan on Feb.13, 1971. (AP Photo) Today…


February 12th, 2019

Part of the 19th Bombardment group, America’s most bemedalled unit of fighting airmen, lines up on review at ceremonies at the Rattlesnake bombs base at Pyote in Texas Feb. 12, 1943,…


February 11th, 2019

In this Oct. 13, 1997 file photo, Whitney Houston looks over her shoulder as her husband Bobby Brown looks to her at the premiere of “The Wonderful World of Disney” movie…


February 10th, 2019

The Amazing effect wrought by the Mosquito planes of the Royal Air Force, when they raided factories working for the Nazis in Copenhagen on Feb. 10, 1943. The fact that the…


February 9th, 2019

The British rock and roll group the Beatles are shown on stage with Ed Sullivan before their live television appearance on the The Ed Sullivan Show at CBS’ Studio 50 in…


February 8th, 2019

Today in History 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…


February 7th, 2019

The Beatles face the media on their arrival at JFK airport in New York in this Feb. 7, 1964, file photo taken by Associated Press photographer Charles Tasnadi. Tasnadi, who braved…


February 6th, 2019

Former Olympic figure skater, Alain Calmet of France, is seen after lighting the Olympic Flame during the opening ceremony of the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, Feb. 6, 1968. (AP Photo)…


February 5th, 2019

A state burial for a policeman and a Nazi who were shot down by communists took place in Berlin. The Nazi greeting the conduct on Feb. 5, 1933. (AP Photo) Today…


February 4th, 2019

In this Feb. 4, 1974 file photo, a streaker appears on stage surprising David Niven, right, who isn’t quite sure what’s happening behind him, as the man later identified as Robert…


February 3rd, 2019

A Yemeni demonstrator, center, waves his national flag during a demonstration against the government, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Thousands of opponents of Yemen’s government and its supporters are…


February 2nd, 2019

In this Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, a man dressed in Red Army World War II uniform walks toward the monument to Motherland during ceremonies marking the 72nd anniversary of…


February 1st, 2019

Evangelist Billy Graham, in Washington to attend the 19th annual National Prayer Breakfast, speaks to a group of newsmen at the National Press Club, Feb. 1, 1971. The unusual lighting effect…


January 31st, 2019

Members of an RAF fighter service echelon gather around a campfire in Burma, Jan. 31, 1945 after a day’s advance with 14. Army troops on the Mandalay front. Their duties are…