Today in History: 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

Today in History: 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

Today in History: August 6, the US 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

Today in History: August 5, Nelson Mandela arrested

today in history Today is Friday, August 5, the 217th day of 2022. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 5, 1981, the federal government began laying off air traffic controllers who had gone on strike. In this day: In 1864, during the Civil War, Union Admiral David … Read more

Today in History: July 29, Carlos marries Diana

today in history Today is Friday, July 29, the 210th day of 2022. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 29, 1981, Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in a glittering ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.) In this day: In … Read more

Today in History: July 27, Atlanta Olympic Park bombing

today in history Today is Wednesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2022. There are 157 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 27, 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting. In this day: In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the … Read more

Today in History: July 23, Souter elected to high court

today in history Today is Saturday, July 23, the 204th day of 2022. There are 161 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 23, 1983, an Air Canada Boeing 767 ran out of fuel while flying from Montreal to Edmonton; the pilots were able to glide the plane to a safe … Read more

Today in History: July 7, Female Cadets at West Point

today in history Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2022. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 7, 1976, the United States Military Academy at West Point included female cadets for the first time when 119 women joined the Class of 1980. In this day: … Read more

Today in History: July 6, coronation of Richard III

today in history Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2022. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 6, 1944, approximately 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus … Read more

Today in history: July 5, Doby is the first black player in the AL

today in history Today is Tuesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2022. There are 179 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby made his debut for the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League three months after Jackie Robinson broke the color … Read more