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Today In History - February 18
Today in History in 1503 Henry Tudor created the Prince of Wales; in 1885 “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published by Mark Twain; and in 1929 the first Academy Awards were announced.
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Today In History - February 17
Today in History in 1621 Miles Standish was elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony; in 1865 Columbia, S.C. burned down during the Civil War; and in 1969 Golda Meir was sworn in as the first female prime minister of Israel.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Today In History - February 16
Today in History in 1741 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine begins publishing; in 1923 Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb and finds the sarcophagus; and in 1968 Elvis Presley received a gold record for "How Great Thou Art."
Friday, February 16, 2018

Today In History - February 15
Today in History in 1764 a French trading post was founded in what is now St. Louis, Missouri by Pierre Laclade Ligue; in 1898 the USS Maine sank in Havana Harbor; and in 1910 the Boy Scouts of America were founded.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Today In History - February 14
Today in History in 1849 James Knox Polk becomes first serving U.S. President to have his photograph taken by Matthew Brady in New York City; in 1891 William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, died at age 71; and in 1912 Arizona was admitted as the 48th state.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Today In History - February 13
Today in History in 1795 the first state university in the United States opens – The University of North Carolina; in 1866 Jesse James held up his first bank in Liberty, Missouri; and in 2000 the last original "Peanuts" comic strip appeared in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz died.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Today In History - February 12
Today in History in 1809 Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (1861-65) was born; and in 1914 a Dedication Ceremony was held for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Monday, February 12, 2018

Today In History - February 11
Today in History in 1809 Robert Fulton patents the steamboat; in 1858 First vision of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, France; and in 1861  President-elect Abraham Lincoln takes train from Springfield, Illinois to Washington, D.C.
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Today In History - February 10
Today in History in 1940 “In The Mood” by Glenn Miller hit #1; also in 1940 cartoon pair Tom & Jerry by Hanna Barbera debuted for MGM; and in 1993 Michael Jackson talked to Oprah Winfrey airing on ABC and watched by 90 million people.
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Today In History - February 9
Today in History in 1825 the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams sixth United States President; in 1861 Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederated States of America; and in 1953 the “Adventures of Superman” TV series premiered in syndication.
Friday, February 09, 2018

Today In History - February 8
Today in History in 1915 D.W. Griffith’s silent film “Birth of a Nation” opened in L.A.; and in 1960 Queen Elizabeth II issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants would take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor."
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Today In History - February 7
Today in History in 1812 novelist Charles Dickens was born in England; in 1867 children’s novelist Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin; and in 1940 - Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio", premiered in New York City.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Today In History - February 6
Today in History 64 years ago in 1952 Queen Elizabeth II succeeded King George VI to the British throne; in 1971 Allen Shepard hit a golf ball on the Moon; and in 2014 Jay Leno ended his time on The Tonight Show.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Today In History - February 5
Today in History in 1887 snow fell in San Francisco, California; in 1971 Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell walked on the moon for four hours; in 1972 US airlines began mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage.
Monday, February 05, 2018

Today In History - February 4
Today in History in 1824 J. W. Goodrich introduced rubber galoshes to the public; in 1861 Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederacy; and in 1938 Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was officially released.
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Today In History - February 3
Today in History in 1959 rocker Big Bopper, rock vocalist Richie Valens and singer songwriter Buddy Holly died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Today In History - February 2
Today in History in 1863 Samuel Clemens became Mark Twain for the first time; in 1940 Frank Sinatra made his singing debut; and in 1957 actress Elizabeth Taylor married for the third time to Producer Mike Todd.
Friday, February 02, 2018

Today In History - February 1
Today in History in 1587 Queen Elizabeth I of England signed the death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots; in 1884 the first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published; and in 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere.
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Today In History - January 31
Today in History in 1865 Congress passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery; in 1958 the United States launched their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1; and in 1936 The Green Hornet radio program debuted in Detroit, Michigan.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Today In History - January 30
Today in History in 1836 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag (b. 1752) passed away; and in 1948 Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018


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