This Day in History

This Day in History: July 1

On this day, July 1 … 1991: President George H.W. Bush nominates federal appeals court judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, beginning an ultimately...

This Day in History: June 30

On this day, June 30 … 2019: President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet and shake hands at the Demilitarized Zone between North...

This Day in History: June 28

On this day, June 28 … 1997: In a wild rematch, Evander Holyfield retains the WBA heavyweight boxing championship after his opponent, Mike Tyson, is...

This Day in History: June 29

On this day, June 29 … 2007: Apple releases the iPhone, its first mobile phone, and it goes on sale for the first time in...

This Day in History: July 2

On this day, July 2 ...  1937: Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first...

This Day in History: June 27

On this day, June 27 … 2018: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was often the deciding vote on abortion, gay rights and other controversial...

This Day in History: June 26

On this day, June 26 … 2018: U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, the fourth-ranking House Democrat, loses a primary to 28-year-old liberal activist...

This Day in History: June 25

On this day, June 25 … 2009: Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop,” dies in Los Angeles at age 50. Also on this day: 1876: Lt. Col....

This Day in History: June 24

On this day, June 24 ... 1997: The U.S. Air Force releases a report on the so-called "Roswell Incident," suggesting the "alien bodies" that witnesses reported...

This Day in History: June 23

On this day, June 23 ... 1992: John Gotti, convicted of racketeering charges, is sentenced in New York to life in prison. Also on this day: 1836:...

This Day in History: June 22

On this day, June 22 ... 2018: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked to leave a Red Hen restaurant in Virginia; the co-owner said the...

This Day in History: June 21

On this day, June 21 … 1989: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that burning the U.S. flag is free speech and political protest protected by...

This Day in History: June 20

On this day, June 20 … 1975: Steven Spielberg's "Jaws," starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss and a mechanical shark nicknamed Bruce, is released...

This Day in History: June 19

On this day, June 19 …   2018: The United States says it is pulling out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council, a day after...

This Day in History: June 18

On this day, June 18 … 1983: Astronaut Sally Ride becomes America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blast off aboard the...

This Day in History: June 17

On this day, June 17 …   1972: President Richard Nixon's eventual downfall begins with the arrest of five burglars inside the Democratic headquarters in Washington,...

This Day in History: June 16

On this day, June 16 ... 2015: Donald Trump launches his campaign to become president of the United States with a speech at Trump Tower in...

This Day in History: June 13

On this day, June 13 …   1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice of the U.S. Supreme...

This Day in History: June 15

On this day, June 15  ... 2018: President Trump announces a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports. Also on this day: 1864: Secretary...

This Day in History: June 14

On this day, June 14 ... 2017: A man opens fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice, wounding four, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. Also...

This Day in History: June 12

On this day, June 12 …   1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home. (O.J. Simpson would...

This Day in History: June 11

On this day, June 11 …   2001: Timothy McVeigh is executed by injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., for the 1995 Oklahoma...

This Day in History: June 10

On this day, June 10 … 2016: Gawker files for bankruptcy after losing an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit brought by pro wrestling legend Hulk Hogan. Also on this day: 1692:...

This Day in History: June 9

On this day, June 9 …   2014:The Veterans Affairs Department announces that over 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for...

This Day in History: June 6

On this day, June 6 …   1944: During World War II, Allied forces storm the beaches of Normandy, France, on "D-Day" as they begin the...

This Day in History: June 7

On this day, June 7 …   1998: In a hate crime that stuns the nation, James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old black man, is hooked by...

This Day in History: June 8

On this day, June 8 … 2018: Celebrity chef, author and CNN host Anthony Bourdain is found dead in his hotel room in eastern France...

This Day in History: June 5

On this day, June 5 …   2004: Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, dies in Los Angeles at age 93 after a...

This Day in History: June 4

On this day, June 4 …   2003: Martha Stewart steps down as head of her media empire, hours after federal prosecutors in New York charge...

This Day in History: June 3

On this day, June 3 …   1968: Andy Warhol is shot and critically wounded at his New York film studio, known as "The Factory," by...

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