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Today In History - July 8
Today in History in 1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage - becomes first European to reach India by sea; in 1796 the U.S. State Department issued the first American passport; and in 2011 the Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched for the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Today In History - July 7
Today in History in 1668 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge; in 1846 the United States annexed California; and in 1958 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Today In History - July 6
Today in History in 1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd was captured in Boston; in 1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tested an anti-rabies vaccine; and in 1946 George W. Bush Jr., was born in New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-Texas).
Monday, July 6, 2020

Today In History - July 5
Today in History in 1687 Isaac Newton’s work was published that outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation; in 1919 Babe Ruth hits two homeruns in a game for his first of 72 times; and in 1927 Joe DiMaggio hit his first grand slammer.
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Today In History - July 4
Today in History in 1776 U.S. Congress proclaimed the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain; in 1831 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" was first sung in Boston; and in 1895 "America the Beautiful" was published by Katherine Lee Bates.
Saturday, July 4, 2020

Today In History - July 3
Today in History in 1567 explorer Samuel de Champlain was born and in 1608 Samuel de Champlain founded the city of Quebec on his birthday; in 1863 the largest battle ever fought on the American continent – Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. ended.
Friday, July 3, 2020

Today In History - July 2
Today in History in 1776  The Continental Congress resolved "these United Colonies are and of right ought to be Free and Independent States;” in 1843 an alligator fell from the sky in Charleston, S.C. during a thunderstorm; and in 1937 American NASCAR Driver  Richard Petty (Daytona 500 - 1979 & 81) was born in Level Cross, N.C.
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Today In History - July 1
Today in History in 1836 U.S. President Andrew Jackson announced to Congress a bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found an institution in Washington; and in 1898 Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Today In History - June 30
Today in History in 1936 Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" was published; in 1938 Superman first appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1; and in 1977 Marvel Comics published the "Kiss Book" a tribute to the rock group Kiss.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Today In History - June 29
Today in History in 1534 Jacques Cartier discovered the Prince Edward Islands in Canada; in 1613 Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre burned down; and in 1861 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet and writer died at age 55.
Monday, June 29, 2020

Today In History - June 28
Today in History in 1762 Russian tsarina Catherine II seized power, declaring herself Catherine II, the sovereign ruler of Russia; in 1838 the Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey in London; and in 1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo by a young Serbian nationalist which led to declarations of war in WWI.
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Today In History - June 27
Today in History in 1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain; in 1876 the Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as U.S. presidential candidate; and in 1973 "Live & Let Die", the 8th James Bond Film was first released in the U.S., first appearance of Roger Moore as James Bond.
Saturday, June 27, 2020

Today In History - June 26
Today in History in 1896 the first movie theater in the United States opened, charging 10 cents for admission; in 1977 Elvis Presley gave the last performance of his career in Indianapolis; and in 1997 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the bestselling series by J. K. Rowling.
Friday, June 26, 2020

Today In History - June 25
Today in History in 1667 the first blood transfusion was performed by French Doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys; in 1788 Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution; and in 1876 the 7th Calvary under the command of George Armstrong Custer was wiped out by the Sioux and Cheyenne – Battle of Little Big Horn.
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Today In History - June 24
Today in History in 1916 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract; in 1949 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC); and in 1957 "I Love Lucy" last airs on CBS-TV.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Today In History - June 23
Today in History in 1932 Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland); and in 2003 Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Today In History - June 22
Today in History in 1611 Henry Hudson was set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery and was never seen again; in 1847 the doughnut was created; and in 1969 actress Judy Garland (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at age 47.
Monday, June 22, 2020

Today In History - June 21
Today in History in 1684 King Charles II revoked the Massachusetts Bay Colony charter; in 1788 the U.S. Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire was the 9th state to ratify it; and in 1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigned.
Sunday, June 21, 2020

Today In History - June 20
Today in History in 1837 Queen Victoria at age 18 ascends the British throne following the death of her uncle King William IV. She ruled for 63 years ending in 1901; and in 1975 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider was released.
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Today In History - June 19
Today in History in 1829  Robert Peel founded the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies); in 1956 Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin ended their partnership after 16 films; and in 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.
Friday, June 19, 2020

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