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HISTORY

Today In History - April 5

Today In History in 1614 Pocahontas marries John Rolfe; in 1621 the Mayflower sets sail on a return trip to England from Plymouth, Massachusetts; and in 1792 President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill for the first time.

Today In History - April 4

Today in History in 1841 William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, becomes 1st president to die in office. Vice President John Tyler became the 10th President; and in 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

Today In History - April 3

Today in History in 1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claims Florida for Spain; in 1882 American Old West outlaw Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford; and in 1973 the first portable cell phone call was made in New York City.

Today In History - April 2

Today in History in 1805 author of 150 fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen was born, in 1872 Samuel Morse developer of the electric telegraph, died at age 80; and in 1917 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany.

Today In History – April 1

Today in History in 1748 the ruins of Pompeii were found; in 1789 the U.S. House of Representatives held their first full meeting in New York City; and in 1982 the U.S. formally transferred the Canal Zone to Panama.
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Today In History – March 31

Today in History in 1685 composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach Germany; in 1889 the Eiffel Tower officially opened in Paris to commemorate the French Revolution; and in 1965 the U.S. ordered the first combat troops to Vietnam.

Today In History – March 30

Today in History in 1822 the Florida Territory was created in the United States; in 1867 Alaska was purchased from Russia; and in 1981 President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel.

Today In History – March 29

Today in History in 1790 John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States was born; in 1882 The Knights of Columbus were established; and in 1973 the last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.

Today In History – March 28

Today in History in 1881 "Greatest Show On Earth" was formed by PT Barnum and James A. Bailey; in 1944 Astrid Lindgren sprained an ankle and began writing Pippi Longstocking; and in 1972 Wilt Chamberlain played his last pro basketball game.

Today In History – March 27

Today in History in 1858 Theodore Roosevelt, future 26th President of the United States was born in New York City, also on this same day in 1880 he married Alice Hathaway Lee, on his 22nd birthday.
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Today In History – March 26

Today in History in 1812 an earthquake destroyed most of Caracas, Venezuela; in 1874 poet Robert Frost was born; in 1931 actor Leonard Nimoy was born; and in 1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announced a vaccine to prevent polio.

Today In History – March 25

Today in History in 1918 Howard Cosell, sportscaster, was born in Winston-Salem, N.C.; in 1942 singer Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee; and in 1947 Reginald Kenneth Dwight was born in England – you know him better as Elton John.

Today In History – March 24

Today in History in 1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB; and in 1947 John D. Rockefeller Jr. donates New York City East River site to the United Nations.

Today In History – March 23

Today in History in 1775 Patrick Henry proclaimed "Give me liberty or give me death" in a speech in favor of Virginian troops joining the U.S. Revolutionary war.

Today In History – March 22

Today in History 1790 Thomas Jefferson became the first U.S. Secretary of State under President Washington; in 1941 actor Jimmy Stewart was inducted into the Army becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in WWII.
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