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Today In History - January 17
Today in History in statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1706; actress Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1922; and heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] was born in 1942 in Louisville Kentucky.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Today In History - January 16
Today in History in 1793 French King Louis XVI was sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution; and in1853 Andre Michelin industrialist and tire manufacturer was born in France.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Today In History - January 15
Today in History in 1889 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia; in 1974 "Happy Days" began an 11-year-run on ABC-TV; and in 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Today In History - January 14
Today in History in 1784 U.S. Revolutionary War ends; U.S. Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris; in 1868 N.C. Constitutional Convention meets in Raleigh; and in 1990 the "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Today In History - January 13
Today in History in 1559 Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey; in 1888 the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.; and in 1982 Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Today In History - January 12
Today in History in 1966  "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuted on ABC; and in 1971 "All in the Family" premiered on CBS featuring the first toilet flush on TV.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Today In History - January 11
Today in History in 1759 the first American life insurance company was incorporated in Philadelphia; in 1813 the first pineapples were planted in Hawaii; and in 1935 Amelia Earhart flew her plane from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.
Friday, January 11, 2019

Today In History - January 10
Today in History in 49 B.C. Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon signaling the start of civil war; in 1845 poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning began corresponding; and in 1917 Buffalo Bill (William Frederick) Cody, Army scout, Pony Express rider, wagon train driver, buffalo hunter, fur trapper, gold prospector and showman, died at age 70 in Denver, Colorado.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Today In History - January 9
Today in History in 1493 the first sighting of manatees by Christopher Columbus; in 1861 Mississippi seceded from the Union; and in 1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premiered on CBS TV.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Today In History - January 8
Today in History in 1935 Elvis Presley, American singer and King of Rock and Roll, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi; and in 1956 Elvis’ "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" single record went to #1 and stayed at #1 for a record 11 weeks
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Today In History - January 7
Today in History in 1610 Galileo discovers the first three Jupiter satellites; in1800 13th U.S. President Millard Fillmore was born in Locke, New York; and in 1953 President Harry Truman announced the American development of the Hydrogen Bomb.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Today In History - January 6
Today in History in 1605 the first edition of Book One of Don Quixote was published in Madrid; in 1893 the Washington National Cathedral was chartered by Congress and signed by President Benjamin Harrison; and in 1931 Thomas Edison submitted his last patent application.
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Today In History - January 5
Today in History in 1836 Davy Crockett arrived in Texas just in time for the Alamo; in 1930 Bonnie Parker met Clyde Barrow for the first time; and in 1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to the New York Giants.
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Today In History - January 4
Today in History in 1847 Samuel Colt sold his first revolver pistol to the U.S. government; in 1865 the New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent headquarters in New York City; and in 1959 Luna 1 became the first craft to leave Earth’s gravity.
Friday, January 4, 2019

Today In History - January 3
Today in History in 1431 Joan of Arc was handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon; in 1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tested a flying machine; and in 1938 the March of Dimes was established to fight polio.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Today In History - January 1
Today in History in 1735 future silversmith and U.S. patriot Paul Revere, and in 1752 Betsy Ross (Elizabeth Griscom) the seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag were born.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Today In History - December 31
Today in History in 1907, the first time the ball dropped in Times Square to signal the new year; in 1911 Marie Curie received her second Nobel Prize; and in 1946 U.S. President Harry Truman officially proclaimed the end of WW II.
Monday, December 31, 2018

Today In History - December 30
Today in History in 1460 War of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI; in 1879 Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” premiered; and in 1963 “Let’s Make a Deal” premiered on NBC-TV.
Sunday, December 30, 2018

Today In History - December 29
Today in History in 1170 Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; 1862 Confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman at the Battle of Chichasaw Bayou; and in 1967 Star Trek’s “Trouble With Tribbles” first aired.
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Today In History - December 28
Today in History in 1860 Harriet Tubman arrived in Auburn, New York on her last mission to free slaves; in 1867 the United States claimed Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside the Continental limits; and in 1973 U.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law.
Friday, December 28, 2018


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