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Today In History - August 5
Today in History in 1914 the first electric traffic light was installed in the U.S. in Cleveland, Ohio; in 1957 American Bandstand premiered on ABC-TV; in 1962 actress Marilyn Monroe died at age 36; and in 1979 Willie Mays was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Today In History - August 4
Today in History in 1790 the US Coast Guard was founded as Revenue Cutter Service; in 1892 Lizzie Borden was arrested on two counts of murder; and in 1955 President Eisenhower authorized $46 million for the construction of the CIA headquarters.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Today In History - August 3
Today in History in 1900 Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was founded; in 1926 singer Tony Bennett was born in Queens, New York; and in 2004 the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopened after being closed since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Monday, August 3, 2020

Today In History - August 2
Today in History in 1776 the U.S. Declaration of Independence formal signing was held by 56 people; in 1865 “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll was published; and in 1943 Lt. John F. Kennedy’s PT-Boat 109 sank at the Solomon Islands.
Sunday, August 2, 2020

Today In History - August 1
Today in History in 1941 the first Jeep was produced; in 1960 “The Twist” by Chubby Checker was released; and in 1981 MTV premiered.
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Today In History - July 31
Today in History in 1498 Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Trinidad on his third voyage; in 1876 the U.S. Coast Guard Officer’s Training School was established in New Bedford, Mass.; and in 1971 the Apollo 15 astronauts take a 6-1/2 hour electric car ride on the Moon.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Today In History - July 30
Today in History in 1178 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, was crowned King of Burgundy; in 1909 the Wright Brothers delivered the first military plane to the army; and in 1928 George Eastman showed the first color motion pictures in the U.S.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Today In History - July 29
Today in History in 1847 the Cumberland School of Law was founded in Lebanon, Tennessee; in 1928 Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” was released and in 1981 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Today In History - July 28
Today in History in 1851 a total solar eclipse was captured on a daguerreotype photograph; in1929 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, American 1st Lady (1961-63) was born in New York; and in 1996 the remains of a prehistoric man was discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Today In History - July 27
Today in History in 1586 Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia; in 1789 U.S. Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs (State Department); and in 1940 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts.
Monday, July 27, 2020

Today In History - July 26
Today in History in 1579 Francis Drake left San Francisco to cross the Pacific Ocean; in 1775 the United States Post Office was created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin; in 1835 the first sugar cane plantation was started in Hawaii; and in 1971 Apollo 15 was launched for the fourth manned landing on Moon.
Sunday, July 26, 2020

Today In History - July 25
Today in History in 1729 North Carolina becomes a royal colony; in 1866 Ulysses S. Grant was named the first Army General; in 1868 U.S. Congress formed the Wyoming Territory; and in 1868 Jack London sailed to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he would write his first successful stories.
Saturday, July 25, 2020

Today In History - July 24
Today in History in 1567 Mary Queen of Scots was forced to abdicate – her 1-year-old son became King James VI of Scots; in 1847 Brigham Young and his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, Utah; and in 1965 “Like a Rolling Stone” was released by Bob Dylan.
Friday, July 24, 2020

Today In History - July 23
Today in History in 1885 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies in Mount McGregor, N.Y. at age 63; in 1925 N.Y. Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his first of 23 career grand slammers; and in 1973 President Richard M. Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes.
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Today In History - July 22
Today in History in 1775 George Washington took command of the U.S. troops; in 1918 lightning killed 504 sheep in Utah’s Wasatch National Park; and in 1975 the U.S. House of Representatives voted to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Today In History - July 21
Today in History in 365 Crete Earthquake followed by a tsunami allegedly destroyed Alexandria; in 1873 the Jesse James and James Younger gang held up their first train; and in 1969 Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Today In History - July 20
Today in History in 1881 Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull surrendered to US federal troops; in 1917 WW I draft lottery was held with #258 being drawn first; and in 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo11 become first men on the Moon.
Monday, July 20, 2020

Today In History - July 19
Today in History in 1553 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England's Queen after 9 days; in 1848 the first U.S. women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York; and in 1984 Geraldine A. Ferraro won the Democratic Vice Presidential nomination.
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Today In History - July 18
Today in History in 1768 “Liberty Song” was America’s first patriotic song published; in 1864 President Lincoln asked for 500,000 volunteers for military service; and in 1938 Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan arrived in Ireland – he left New York for California.
Saturday, July 18, 2020

Today In History - July 17
Today in History 1585 the English secret service discovered a murder plot against Queen Elizabeth I; in 1917 by Royal Proclamation the British Royal family name was changed to Windsor; and  in 1918 Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, his family and staff were executed.
Friday, July 17, 2020









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