This Day in History

This Day in History: April 9

On this day, April 9 ... 2019: Attorney General William Barr reveals that he is reviewing the “conduct” of the FBI’s original Russia investigation during the...

This Day in History: April 8

On this day, April 8 ... 1974: Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run in a game against the Los...

This Day in History: April 7

On this day, April 7 ...  2019: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns after 16 months on the job. Also on this day: 1798: The Mississippi Territory is...

This Day in History: April 6

On this day, April 6 … 2019: Former President Barack Obama says, at an Obama Foundation event in Berlin, Germany, that he is worried that...

This Day in History: April 5

On this day, April 5 ... 2018: In a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute with China, President Trump tells the U.S. trade representative to...

This Day in History: April 4

On this day, April 4 ... 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis,...

This Day in History: April 2

On this day April 2 ... 2014: A spree shooting at the Fort Hood army base in Texas leaves four dead, including the gunman, and...

This Day in History: April 3

On this day, April 3 ... 1996: The "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is arrested at his remote Montana cabin for a series of bombs that killed...

This Day in History: March 28

On this day, March 28 … 1979: America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurs with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three...

This Day in History: March 29

On this day, March 29 … 2019: Lucy Flores, a former Nevada politician, publishes an essay recalling a 2014 incident in which former Vice President...

This Day in History: March 30

On this day, March 30 … 1981: President Ronald Reagan is shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John W. Hinckley, Jr.;...

This Day in History: March 31

On this day, March 31 … 2019: Making good on a longstanding threat, President Trump moves to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and...

This Day in History: April 1

On this day, April 1 ... 1984: Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay Sr. in Los Angeles, the day before...

This Day in History: March 27

On this day, March 27 … 1995: “Forrest Gump” wins six Academy Awards, including best picture and a second consecutive best actor Oscar for Tom...

This Day in History: March 26

On this day, March 26 … 2019: New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, a sweeping Democratic proposal for dealing with climate change, fails...

This Day in History: March 25

On this day, March 25 … 1965: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leads 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a...

This Day in History: March 24

On this day, March 24 … 2018: Spurred by a call to action from student survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left...

This Day in History: March 23

On this day, March 23 ... 1998: "Titanic" ties an Academy Awards record by winning 11 Oscars, including best picture, director (James Cameron) and song...

This Day in History: March 20

On this day, March 20… 1995: In Tokyo, 12 people are killed, more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing the deadly chemical sarin are...

This Day in History: March 21

On this day, March 21… 2006: Twitter is established with the sending of the first tweet by co-founder Jack Dorsey, who writes: “just setting up...

This Day in History: March 22

2019: Special Counsel Robert Mueller submits his long-awaited report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race and possible collusion with...

This Day in History: March 19

On this day, March 19 … 1979: The U.S. House of Representatives begins televising its floor proceedings; the live feed is carried by C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite...

This Day in History: March 16

On this day, March 16 … 2005: A judge in Redwood City, Calif., sentences Scott Peterson to death for the slaying of his pregnant wife,...

This Day in History: March 17

On this day, March 17 … 1762: New York City holds its first St. Patrick’s Day parade. Also on this day: 1776: The Revolutionary War Siege of...

This Day in History: March 18

On this day, March 18 … 2019: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., files a lawsuit against Twitter and a handful of users seeking $250 million in compensatory...

This Day in History: March 14

On this day, March 14 … 2019: Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, announces he is entering the 2020 presidential race. Also on this day: 1794: Eli...

This Day in History: March 15

On this day, March 15 … 2019: At least 49 people are killed and 20 seriously injured in mass shootings at two mosques in the...

This Day in History: March 5

On this day, March 5 … 1982: Comedian John Belushi, 33, is found dead of a drug overdose in a rented bungalow in Hollywood. Also on...

This Day in History: March 6

On this day, March 6 … 2019: "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek reveals he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Also on this day: 1475: Italian artist and...

This Day in History: March 7

On this day, March 7 … 2019: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is sentenced to 47 months in prison on eight counts of bank...

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