This Day In History

January 9th, 2019

A hugh fireball rises above the last fuel storage tank that continues to burn in Newark, New Jersey, Sunday, Jan. 9, 1983 from an explosion on Friday which was heard in…


January 8th, 2019

Smartness on the parade ground and cheerfulness under all conditions are traditional characteristics of the royal West African frontier force.Photo shows Ashanti troops serving in the gold coast regiment, Jan. 8,…


January 7th, 2019

American and British forces of Montgomery’s new command, fighting in snow and ice against stiff German resistance, are advancing slowly but surely to link up with General Patton’s forces. These American…


January 6th, 2019

Mourners reach to help carry the coffin containing the remains of Yehiya Ayyash through Gaza City during the funeral procession Saturday Jan. 6, 1996. Thousands of angry mourners vowed vengence and…


January 5th, 2019

When houses were wrecked and set on fire by Nazi bombs, the police and ARP personnel worked feverishly through the night to release people trapped under flaming wreckage, Stoke Newington, London,…


January 4th, 2019

Ground crew checking up before a Glen Martin takes off on a raid, Jan. 4, 1941. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2019….


January 3rd, 2019

A group of Spahis, famous French Colonial cavalrymen, start out on patrol duty in the dunes of the Egyptian desert , Jan. 3, 1941. This mounted desert troops are said to…


January 2nd, 2019

A young member of an artichoke-growing family poses with boxes of their product in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Jan. 2, 1936. This San Francisco peninsula community, chief center of the artichoke…


January 1st, 2019

Revellers on New Year’s Eve celebrate under the spray of one of the fountains in Trafalgar’s Square, London, Jan. 1, 1969. (AP Photo/Staff/Royle) Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 1,…


December 31st, 2018

Three quarters of a million people crowd into Times Square, in New York, Dec. 31, 1949, to welcome in the New Year. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Monday, Dec….


December 30th, 2018

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims crowd a train in Tongi, 15 kilometers (10 miles) north of Dhaka, Monday, Dec. 30, 1996 to return home after a three-day Islamic festival. At least two…


December 29th, 2018

Zapatista rebels guard the road to Guadalupe Tepeyac, Mexico, Dec. 29, 1994. The rebels received three aid convoys Thursday and released a statement saying they would drop some roadblocks, pull back…


December 28th, 2018

Fires raging in the middle of the road in downtown of Tehran on Dec. 28, 1978 as rioters continue to disrupt the city in their bid to oust the Shah. Many…


December 27th, 2018

In this Dec. 27, 2007 file photo, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto arrives to address to her last public rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Bhutto was assassinated with 20 others in…


December 26th, 2018

Seoul stock market brokers scatter sheets and documents to mark the end of the year’s stock exchange in Seoul on Dec. 26, 1988. South Korea experienced brisk stock business this year,…


December 25th, 2018

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2018. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec….


December 24th, 2018

Astronaut John Grunsfeld mugs the camera after two sucessful spacewalks to repair the Hubble Space Telescope during a televised spacewalk Friday, Dec. 24, 1999.(AP Photo/NASA TV) Today in History Today is…


December 23rd, 2018

This is a December 5, 1986 photo of the twin-engine, pusher-puller experimental aircraft named Voyager during a training flight before her historic first non-stop, un-refueled flight around the world. The plane…


December 22nd, 2018

Popular singer Connie Stevens greets 1st Infantry Division GIs after a performance in the “Bob Hope Show” at Lai Khe, 30 miles north of Saigon, Dec. 22, 1969. The performance was…


December 21st, 2018

Apollo 8 blastoff, Cape Kennedy, Fla., Dec. 21, 1968. (AP Photo) Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2018. There are 10 days left in the…