This Day in History

Buster Douglas KO’s Mike Tyson in one of the sports world’s biggest upsets: This Day in History

Few upsets shook the core of sports world like the unforeseen knockout heavyweight champion Mike Tyson at the hands of James "Buster" Douglas. On Feb....

Chess master Garry Kasparov loses to computer in first of 6-game match: This Day in History

Twenty-four years ago on Monday, a world chess champion came up against a force too great to overcome: a computer. Garry Kasparov lost the first...

This Day in History: Feb. 11

On this day, Feb. 11 … 1990: Nelson Mandela is freed after 27 years in captivity. Also on this day: 1531: The Church of England grudgingly accepted...

This Day in History: Feb. 10

On this day, Feb. 10 … 1949:  Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” opens at Broadway’s Morosco Theater in New York City with Lee...

This Day in History: Feb. 7

On this day, Feb. 7 … 1962:  President John F. Kennedy imposes a full trade embargo on Cuba. Also on this day: 1795: The 11th Amendment to...

This Day in History: Feb. 6

On this day, Feb. 6 … 1911: Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, is born in Tampico, Ill. Also on this day: 1778:...

This Day in History: Feb. 5

On this day, Feb. 5 … 1999: Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is sentenced in Rockville, Md., to a year in jail for assaulting...

This Day in History: Feb. 4

On this day, Feb. 4 … 1974: Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst, 19, is kidnapped in Berkeley, Calif., by the radical Symbionese Liberation Army. Also on this...

This Day in History: Feb. 3

On this day, Feb. 3 … 1959: “The Day the Music Died” - Rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson...

This Day in History: Jan. 31

On this day, Jan. 31 … 1958: The U.S. enters the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer 1, from Cape...

This Day in History: Jan. 30

On this day, Jan. 30 … 1948: Mahatma  Gandhi, 78, is fatally shot in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist. (Godse and a...

This Day in History: Jan. 29

On this day, Jan. 29 … 1936: The first players are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. - Ty Cobb, Babe...

This Day in History: Jan. 27

On this day, Jan. 27 … 1967: Astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee die in a flash fire during...

This Day in History: Jan. 26

On this day, Jan. 26 … 1998:  President Bill Clinton forcefully denies having an affair with a former White House intern, telling reporters, “I did...

This Day in History: Jan. 25

On this day, Jan. 25 … 1971: Charles Manson and three women followers are convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969...

This Day in History: Jan. 24

On this day, Jan. 24 ... 1984: Apple Computer begins selling its first Macintosh model, which boasts a built-in 9-inch monochrome display, a clock rate...

This Day in History: Jan. 23

On this day, Jan. 23 … 1962: Jackie Robinson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.  Also on this...

This Day in History: Jan. 22

On this day, Jan. 22 1973: The U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, legalizes abortions using a trimester approach.  Also on this day: 1498:...

This Day in History: Jan. 21

On this day, Jan. 21 … 2014: Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once viewed as a rising star in the GOP, and his wife, Maureen,...

This Day in History: Jan. 20

On this day, Jan. 20 … 2017: Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower...

This Day in History: Jan. 17

On this day, Jan. 17 ... 1922: Betty White, star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” "The Golden Girls," and “Hot in Cleveland,” is born...

This Day in History: Jan. 16

On this day, Jan. 16 … 1920:  Prohibition begins in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution takes effect, one year...

This Day in History: Jan. 15

On this day, Jan. 15 … 1967: The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeat the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football...

This Day in History: Jan. 14

On this day, Jan. 14 … 1970: Diana Ross and the Supremes perform their last concert together, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Also on...

This Day in History: Jan. 13

On this day, Jan. 13 … 1968: Johnny Cash performs and records a pair of shows at Folsom State Prison in California; material from the...

This Day in History: Jan. 10

On this day, Jan. 10 ... 1920: The League of Nations is established as the Treaty of Versailles – ending World War I -- takes...

This Day in History: Jan. 9

On this day, Jan. 9 … 2009: The Illinois House votes 114-1 to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of soliciting bribes for political...

This Day in History: Jan. 8

On this day, Jan. 8 … 1935: Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Miss. Also on this day: 1815: The last major engagement of the War of...

This Day in History: Jan. 7

On this day, Jan. 7 … 1999: For the second time in history, an impeached American president goes on trial before the Senate as President...

This Day in History: Jan. 6

On this day, Jan. 6 … 1994: Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the leg by an assailant at Detroit’s Cobo Arena; four men,...

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