August 8, Nixon announces his resignation

today in history Today is Monday, August 8, the 220th day of 2022. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon, faced with damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal, announced that he would resign the following day. In this day: In 1814, during … Read more

August 7, the allies land on Guadalcanal

today in history Today is Sunday, August 7, the 219th day of 2022. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 7, 1942, the US and other Allied forces landed on Guadalcanal, marking the beginning of the first major Allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II. (Japanese … Read more

On August 6, the United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

today in history Today is Saturday, August 6, the 218th day of 2022. There are 147 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the American B-29 Enola Gay superfortress dropped an atomic bomb codenamed “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan, causing an estimated 140,000 deaths. (Three … Read more

August 4, Anne Frank and her family arrested

today in history Today is Thursday, August 4, the 216th day of 2022. There are 149 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History On August 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested along with her sister, her parents and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years inside a building … Read more

August 3, deadly shooting at Walmart in Texas

today in history Today is Wednesday, August 3, the 215th day of 2022. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 3, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, leaving 22 dead; Prosecutors said Patrick Crusius targeted Mexicans in hopes of scaring Latinos … Read more

July 31, Lafayette becomes Major General

today in history Today is Sunday, July 31, the 212th day of 2022. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 31, 1777, during the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was commissioned a major general in the American Continental Army. In this day: In … Read more

July 22, Senate rejects court packaging plan

today in history Today is Friday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2022. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 22, 1937, the United States Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court. In this day: In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln … Read more

July 21, guilty verdict in “Monkey Trial”

today in history Today is Thursday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2022. There are 163 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 21, 1925, the so-called “Monkey Trial” ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. (The conviction … Read more