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Today In History - December 12
Today in History in 1791 the Bank of the U.S. opened; and in 1946 the United Nations accepts six Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Today In History - December 11
Today in History in 1913  the "Mona Lisa", stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911 was recovered; and in 1936 Edward VIII announced in a radio broadcast that he was abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
Monday, December 11, 2017

Today In History - December 10
Today in History in 1901 the first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Jean Henri Dunant and Frederic Passy; in 1906 the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize was President Theodore Roosevelt; and in 1964 the Nobel Peace Prize was presented to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway.
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Today In History - December 9
Today in History in 1793 Noah Webster established New York’s first daily newspaper; in 1854 Alfred Tennyson’s poem “Charge of the Light Brigade” was published; and in 1965 "A Charlie Brown Christmas" premiered.
Saturday, December 09, 2017

Today In History - December 8
Today in History in 1941 President Roosevelt delivered "Day of Infamy" speech to U.S.Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; and in 1980  John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City by Mark David Chapman at age 40.
Friday, December 08, 2017

Today In History - December 7
Today in History a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii led to the United States’entry into World War II.
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Today In History - December 6
Today in History in 1790 the U.S. Congress moved from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; in 1849 Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland for the second and final time; and in 1973 Gerald Ford was sworn in as the first unelected Vice President.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Today In History - December 5
Today in History in the following U.S. Presidents were re-elected: in 1782 George Washington, in 1804 Thomas Jefferson, in 1832 Andrew Jackson; and in 1831 former President John Q. Adams took his seat as a member of the House of Representatives.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Today In History - December 4
Today in History in 1619, 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembarked in Virginia and give thanks to God - considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas; and in 1923 Cecil B. DeMille’s first version of the “Ten Commandments” premiered.
Monday, December 04, 2017

Today In History - December 3
Today in History in 1828 Andrew Jackson was elected seventh President of the U.S.; in 1931 Alka Seltzer went on sale; and in 1967 the first human heart transplant was performed.
Sunday, December 03, 2017

Today In History - December 2
Today in History in 1812 James Madison was re-elected as President of the U.S.; in 1823 the “Monroe Doctrine” was declared by President James Monroe; in 1840 William Henry Harrison was elected as the ninth U.S. President; and in 1845 President James K. Polk’s Manifest Destiny was announced to Congress.
Saturday, December 02, 2017

Today In History - December 1
Today in History in 1824 the U.S. House of Representatives began to decide the outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins); and in 1878 the first telephone was installed in the White House.
Friday, December 01, 2017

Today In History - November 30
Today in History author Jonathan Swift (Gulliver’s Travels) was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1668; Samuel Clemens “Mark Twain” (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn) was born in 1835 in Florida, Missouri; and in 1874 Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Today In History - November 29
Today in History in 1825 The first Italian opera in United States, "Barber of Seville" premiered in New York City; in 1832 Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania; and in 1986 actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa at age 82.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Today In History - November 28
Today in History in 1717 Blackbeard attacked a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"; in 1932 Groucho Marx performed on radio for the first time; and in 1939 James Naismith the creator of basketball, died at age 78.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Today In History - November 27
Today in History in 1895 Alfred Nobel's will established Nobel Prizes; in 1973  the U.S. Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as Vice President; and in 2013 Tiger Woods was named the PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time.
Monday, November 27, 2017

Today In History - November 26
Today in History in 1778 Captain Cook discovered Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii); in 1789 the first Thanksgiving was held; and in 1922 English archaeologist Howard Carter opened Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt.
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Today In History - November 25
Today in History in 1867 Alfred Nobel patented dynamite; in 1913 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie was married in The White House; and in 1940 Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was born in Mocksville N.C.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Today In History - November 24
Today in History in 1896 the first US absentee voting law was enacted by Vermont; and in 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator two days earlier was shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV.
Friday, November 24, 2017

Today In History - November 23
Today in History in 1783 Annapolis, Maryland became the United States Capital until June 1784; and in 1963 “Doctor Who” the long-running British sci-fi series debuted.
Thursday, November 23, 2017

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