Nevada Is Site Of First-Ever Underground Nuclear Explosion - Sep 19, 1957
On this day in History, Nevada is site of first-ever underground nuclear explosion on Sep 19, 1957. Learn more about what happened today on History.
Sept 18,1960-Fidel Castro’s Wild New York Visit
During a two-week visit to address the United Nations in New York, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro stole headlines and courted controversy.
Sep 17, 1862 - Battle Of Antietam
On this day in History, Battle of Antietam on Sep 17, 1862. Learn more about what happened today on History.
Sep 14, 1901-McKinley Dies Of Infection From Gunshot Wounds
On this day in History, McKinley dies of infection from gunshot wounds on Sep 14, 1901. Learn more about what happened today on History.
Sept 8, 1941-The Siege Of Leningrad Begins
On September 8, 1941, German forces closed in around the Soviet city of Leningrad, initiating a siege that would last nearly 900 days and claim the lives of 800,000 civilians.
Sept.8-8 Ways The Original “Star Trek” Made History
Fifty years after the cult classic science fiction TV series “Star Trek” made its debut, take a look back at its enduring cultural impact.
The Dutch Surrender New Netherland
Get the facts on the only Dutch colony in mainland North America, which included present-day New York City.
I Was There On 9/11. Now It's A History Lesson That I Teach
Students in my classes remembered September 11 as high-schoolers; then as middle-schoolers; as grade-schoolers; then, only through their parents’ stories. Ten years later, the experience was already a...
19th Amendment Adopted - Aug 26, 1920
America’s woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements.
Aug 23,-Happy 25th Birthday To The World Wide Web
On this day in history: On August 23, 1991, new users for the first time were able to access the World Wide Web. The occasion is known as Internaut Day.
August 21,1940-The Trotsky Assassination
Read about the tale of deceit, betrayal and a pickaxe-wielding secret agent behind Leon Trotsky’s assassination.
Blackout Hits Northeast United States - Aug 14, 2003
On this day in History, Blackout hits Northeast United States on Aug 14, 2003.
August 6,1911- Lucille Ball Born
On this day in 1911, Lucille Desiree Ball, one of America’s most famous redheads and beloved comic actresses, is born near Jamestown, New York.
Aug 2, 216BC-Ancient Rome’s Darkest Day: The Battle Of Cannae
Republican Rome was pushed to the brink of collapse on August 2, 216 B.C., when the Carthaginian general Hannibal annihilated at least 50,000 of its legionaries at the Second Punic War’s Battle of Can...
July 31-1975 Jimmy Hoffa Disappears
On July 31, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears in Detroit, Michigan, never to be heard from again. Though he is popularly beli...
July 18th Marks 40th Anniversary Of Nadia Comaneci's First Perfect 10 | Montreal 1976 Olympics
In the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games Nadia Comaneci became the first gymnast in Olympic history to be awarded the perfect score of 10.0 for her performance on ...
December 10
December 10 is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 21 days remaining until the end of the year.
November 21
November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 40 days remaining until the end of the year.
Nevada Is Site Of First-Ever Underground Nuclear Explosion - Sep 19, 1957
On this day in History, Nevada is site of first-ever underground nuclear explosion on Sep 19, 1957. Learn more about what happened today on History.
Sept 18,1960-Fidel Castro’s Wild New York Visit
During a two-week visit to address the United Nations in New York, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro stole headlines and courted controversy.
Sep 17, 1862 - Battle Of Antietam
On this day in History, Battle of Antietam on Sep 17, 1862. Learn more about what happened today on History.
January 13
January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 352 days remaining until the end of the year (353 in leap years).It is sometimes celebrated as New Year's Eve (at le...
July 30
July 30 is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year.
June 13
June 13 is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of the year.
Sep 14, 1901-McKinley Dies Of Infection From Gunshot Wounds
On this day in History, McKinley dies of infection from gunshot wounds on Sep 14, 1901. Learn more about what happened today on History.
Sept 8, 1941-The Siege Of Leningrad Begins
On September 8, 1941, German forces closed in around the Soviet city of Leningrad, initiating a siege that would last nearly 900 days and claim the lives of 800,000 civilians.
February 16
February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (319 in leap years).
August 2
August 2 is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year.
I Was There On 9/11. Now It's A History Lesson That I Teach
Students in my classes remembered September 11 as high-schoolers; then as middle-schoolers; as grade-schoolers; then, only through their parents’ stories. Ten years later, the experience was already a...
19th Amendment Adopted - Aug 26, 1920
America’s woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements.