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Today In History - June 18
Today in History in 1682 William Penn founded Philadelphia; in 1873 Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for voting for the President; and in 1930 Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute were held in Philadelphia.
Monday, June 18, 2018

Today In History - June 17
Today in History in 1991 The body of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the USA, was exhumed to test how he died in 1850; and in 1994 OJ Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA cops chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually gives up (seen live on TV).
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Today In History - June 16
Today in History in 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison in Scotland; in 1880 the Salvation Army formed in London; and in 1989 four hole-in-ones were recorded at the US Open, all on the 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price), only 17 had been recorded in the history of the tournament.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Today In History - June 15
Today in History in 1836 Arkansas became the 25th state of the Union; in 1864 Robert E. Lee’s home area in Arlington, Virginia becomes a military cemetery; and in 1928 Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for the 50th and final time.
Friday, June 15, 2018

Today In History - June 14
Today in History in 1834 Sandpaper was patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont; in 1938 Dorothy Lathrop won the first Caldecott Medal for children’s books; in 1946 Nat King Cole recorded "The Christmas Song" for the first time; and in 1953 Elvis Presley graduated from LC Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Today In History - June 13
Today in History in 1731 Martha Washington, the first US First Lady, was born in Kent County, Virginia; 1948 Babe Ruth said his final farewell at Yankee Stadium and dies two months later; and in 1979 Darla Hood, actress (Our Gang 1935-45), died at age 47.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Today In History - June 12
Today in History in 1923 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight-jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet above ground in NYC; in 1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam; and in 1987 US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin wall.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Today In History - June 11
Today in History in 1927 Charles Lindbergh was awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross; in 1979 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], actor (Green Berets, True Grit), died at age 72; and in 1993 "Jurassic Park" (starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) opened setting box office weekend records.
Monday, June 11, 2018

Today In History - June 10
Today in History in 1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War; in 1933 John Dillinger robs his first bank in New Carlisle, Ohio; and in 1985 Coca-Cola announced they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Today In History - June 9
Today in History in 1856 - 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts;  in 1870 Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield), dies at age 58; and in 1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State.
Saturday, June 09, 2018

Today In History - June 8
Today in History in 1861 Tennessee votes to secede from the Union; in 1942 Bing Crosby recorded “Silent Night”; and in 1969 fans numbering 60,096 were present at Mickey Mantle Day to see #7 retired.
Friday, June 08, 2018

Today In History - June 7
Today in History in 1769 Daniel Boone began exploring the Bluegrass State of Kentucky; in 1864 Abraham Lincoln was re-nominated for U.S. President by the Republican Party; and in 1955 Eisenhower became the first President to appear on color TV.
Thursday, June 07, 2018

Today In History - June 6
Today in History in 1944 the 82nd Airborne division D-Day Landing at Sainte-Mère-Église and 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force landing in Normandy, France in WWII; baseball cancels all games honoring the D-Day invasion.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Today In History - June 5
Today in History in 1661 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge; in 1888 US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president; and in 1927 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Today In History - June 4
Today in History in 781 BC the oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse; in 1825 an unseasonable hurricane hit New York City; in 1917 American men began registering for the draft; and in 1940 the British complete the “Miracle of Dunkirk” by evacuating 300,000 allied troops from France.
Monday, June 04, 2018

Today In History - June 3
Today in History in 1540 Hernando de Soto crossed the Appalachian Mountains, first European to do so; in 1864 General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor; and in 1969  the last episode of Star Trek (Turnabout Intruder) aired on NBC.
Sunday, June 03, 2018

Today In History - June 2
Today in History in 1875 Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission; in 1935 Babe Ruth announced his retirement as a baseball player; and in 1953 the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was held in Westminster Abbey in London.
Saturday, June 02, 2018

Today In History - June 1
Today in History in 1926 actress Marilyn Monroe, [Norma Jean Mortenson], was born in Los Angeles; in 1949 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz wed for the second time; and in 1968 Helen Keller, blind and deaf author, died at age 87.
Friday, June 01, 2018

Today In History - May 31
Today in History in 1879 Madison Square Garden opened in New York, named after 4th President James Madison; in 1837 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Major General in Confederate Army was born in Lincolnton, N.C.; and in 1884 “flaked cereal” was patented by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg.
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Today In History - May 30
Today in History in 1498 Columbus departed with six ships for his third trip to America; in 1539 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovered Florida; and in 1912 Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, died at 45.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018


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