August 14, McVeigh sentenced to death

today in history Today is Sunday, August 14, the 226th day of 2022. There are 139 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Imperial Japan had unconditionally surrendered, ending World War II. In this day: In 1848, the Oregon Territory was created. In … Read more

August 13, East Germany seals the border

today in history Today is Saturday, August 13, the 225th day of 2022. There are 140 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 13, 1961, East Germany closed the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 … Read more

August 11, Biden appoints Harris

today in history Today is Thursday, August 11, the 223rd day of 2022. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 11, 1997, President Bill Clinton used the historic line-item veto for the first time, rejecting three line items in tax and spending bills. (However, the US Supreme Court … Read more

August 10, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in

today in history Today is Wednesday, August 10, the 222nd day of 2022. There are 143 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 10, 1945, one day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Imperial Japan expressed its willingness to surrender as long as Emperor Hirohito’s status remained unchanged. (The Allies responded … Read more

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