This Day In History

January 29th, 2019

Hans Juergen Baeumler and Marika Kilius, the youthful German pair in the European figure skating championships at Berlin, Germany, are in action in an exhibition figure on Jan. 29, 1961, after…


January 28th, 2019

The Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger lifts off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Jan. 28, 1986, in a cloud of smoke with a crew of seven aboard. The shuttle exploded after this…


January 27th, 2019

Brent Atteberry evens his tan at a suntan salon in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 27, 1984 while most city dwellers were bundling up against the winter cold dreaming of some sunny…


January 26th, 2019

Olympic hostesses were put to the probing glances of Austrian Army soldiers during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 12th Olympic Winter Games on Monday, Jan. 26, 1976 in…


January 25th, 2019

This is how President John F. Kennedy appeared during the first live televised presidential press conference in history, Jan. 25, 1961. Photo was made off a screen in New York as…


January 24th, 2019

The Navy as wall as the Army has its bomb disposal squads, and they dispose of mines and bombs. They deal with any unexploded bombs that may fall in naval establishments…


January 23rd, 2019

U.S. President Richard Nixon, as he announces the end of the Vietnam war, declaring a cease-fire, Jan. 23, 1973. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd…


January 22nd, 2019

A Cambodian soldier victoriously waves the new Cambodian flag from rooftop of a chalet once owned by Prince Sihanouk, former ruler of Cambodia, after retaking the Pich nil pass on highway…


January 21st, 2019

German and Italian prisoners, probably through no design of their own, formed a huge “V” in their March, Jan. 21, 1942 through the Libyan Desert on their way to Tobruk, and…


January 20th, 2019

Attractive arch was built of salt crystals with electric lights concealed inside. It is part of the display in the salt mine, which is visited by thousands of sightseers every Sunday…


January 19th, 2019

Practicing for the VIP (very important persons) original amateur radio program, scheduled for Washington on January 25, are these women shown Jan. 19, 1951 from left to right are Mae Beaupre…


January 18th, 2019

French Singer Yves Montand performs at fund-raising evening of entertainment in Washington on Jan. 18, 1963, to celebrate the second anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. About 6,000 paid $100…


January 17th, 2019

The south of America is harvesting cotton, and in southernmost Texas, it has been a big year for the crop. Here, farmers near O’Donnell, Texas, are pitching their feathery crop into…


January 16th, 2019

France, like Finland, has had her taste of winter, though in milder doses, and French patrol moving along the western front, with snow and ice-blanketed trees as a wintry background in…


January 15th, 2019

Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie is seen during the Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival in Boston, Jan. 15, 1966. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty) Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 15, the…


January 14th, 2019

Loyalist snipers surrender to the fascist Franco troops at the Villarreal front northeast of Madrid, Jan. 14, 1937. The loyalists occupied the house for eight hours before the fascists were able…


January 13th, 2019

Ice from the Antarctic polar plateau pushes its way between mountain peaks to form the Beardmore Glacier, which carries countless millions of tons of ice down to the Ross ice shelf,…


January 12th, 2019

A man looks for a body among hundreds of earthquake victims at the morgue in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) Today in…


January 11th, 2019

Sardar Tenzing Norgay, right, of Nepal and Edmund P. Hillary of New Zealand, left, show the kit they wore when conquering the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, at the British Embassy…


January 10th, 2019

Wide receiver Frerd Biletnikjoff of the Oakland Raidersrambles with one of the four passes he caught for 79 yards during Super Bowl XI in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 10, 1077. (AP Photo)…