Today in history for September 23rd: Richard Nixon gives his 'Checkers' speech; Rome's Augustus Caesar born; Lewis and Clark finish trek to America's West; Psychologist Sigmund Freud dies; Musicians Ray Charles and Bruce Springsteen born.
Highlights of this day in history: The Watergate scandal begins to unfold; The Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution; O.J. Simpson arrested in the slayings of his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman; Singer Kate Smith dies.
Good morning. On April 15, 1912, the British luxury liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland, less than three hours after striking an iceberg. About 1,500 people died. 1865: President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington. Andrew Johnson became the 17th president. 1947: Jackie Robinson became baseball's first black major league player when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1986: The United States launched an air raid against Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5; Libya said 37 people, mostly civilians, were killed. Pol Pot dies; Joey Ramone dies.
Highlights during this day in history: President Truman relieves Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command; France's Napoleon abdicates; The Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald is liberated; Uganda's Idi Amin deposed; Apollo 13 lifts off.
Happy birthday to Ethel Kennedy, who turns 85 today.
Good morning, today is February 1, 2013, and TGIF! Highlights of this day in history include: The Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy; During the Vietnam War, Saigon's police chief, Nguyen Ngoc Loan, executed a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head, and becomes.a searing image from the Vietnam War; Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini received a tumultuous welcome in Tehran as he ended nearly 15 years of exile.; Actor Clark Gable born.
Adding a few notes from this day in history that the video doesn't mention:
On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where they'd been refused service.
On Feb. 1, 1902, Langston Hughes, the American poet and prominent figure of the Harlem Renaissance , was born.
On Feb 1, 1878, Hattie O. Caraway, the first female U.S. senator was born. She passed away in 1950.
Good morning, today is Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Highlights of Today in History: The Tet offensive began as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.; Adolph Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany; Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, was born in Hyde Park, N.Y.; Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist.;Thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers were shot to death by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what became known as "Bloody Sunday."; The first episode of the "Lone Ranger" was broadcast on radio station WXYZ in Detroit.