These are articles written by previous editors that will be updated and re-posted in the future.
1/1 - 1/31 January
The events that happened in the month of January.
2/1 - 2/29 February
We take a look at the moments in history that occurred in February.
Academy Awards Ceremonies
We take a look at the date on which each ceremony occurred as well as the film, actor and actress who snagged Oscar gold.
Al Pacino - Oscar, Tony and Emmy Winner
Born on April 25, 1940, Al Pacino sealed his career as a great talent with the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather. But that was just a beginning for him as he went on to score big as Dick Tracy, Scarface, and so many more!
Alexander Graham Bell - Grandfather of the iPhone
Born on March 3, 1847, Alexander Graham Bell is known for the invention of the telephone. But there is so much more that you may not have realized ...
Alice Paul born January 11
Alice Paul was born into a Quaker family in 1885. Following the doctrine of her strict Quaker upbringing, she fought for equality between men and woman. She was a woman way ahead of her time as she drafted the first equal right amendment for the United States.
Amy Fisher- Long Island Lolita
In 1992, Amy Fisher, only 17 years old, shocked the world by shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the head. Mary’s crime? She was married to the man Amy had taken on as a lover. After serving seven years, how has Amy’s life changed?
Andrew Johnson Born December 29
Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached and the president with the least amount of education. Will he be remembered fairly in our history books?
Andy Griffith - TV’s Sherrif and Detective
Andy Griffith will always be Sheriff Taylor of Mayberry and Ben Matlock to some of us. He died on July 3, 2012, from a heart attack, leaving behind a movie and television legacy that still lives on.
Angel of Death Mengele Drowns - February 7
Dr. Josef Mengele was Auschwitz’ Angel of Death. Having fled the concentration camp just before the liberating Russian armies arrived, he successfully evaded capture until 1979. But death soon came for him, anyway.
Battle Zone Quiz
Take this quiz on some of the "battles" that have articles written on them on the Today in History site! Test your knowledge!
Bridget Bishop is Executed as a Witch - June 10
Bridget Bishop was executed on this day in history, June 10, 1692. She was the first woman executed for being accused of being a witch.
Caesar & The Battle of Thapsus (Feburary 6, 46 BC)
The famed battle of Thaspus--and what brought it about.
Caligula Becomes Principate - March 28
Caligula’s reign began March 28, 37 and ended January 24, 41. In those short years, he made some minor accomplishments, but, over all, was a disappointment to the Senate and nobles. Was he truly insane, or did the habits of reporting the “news” of the time color the opinions of those recording?
Charles Manson Convicted January 25, 1971
Was Charles Manson the smartest serial killer of his time or was he just lucky? After a life of crime he was convicted of first degree murder on January 25, 1971 and put on death row. Although still believed to be guilty, he is still alive today.
Diane Keaton´s Long Successful Career
Diane Keaton has romantic relationships with many of her colleagues while making her most successful movies. Did the relationship make the movie or the movie make the relationship?
Election History (November 4)
November 4th´s historic election brings to mind some other interesting and historic information on the election process. Whether you´re a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, a Libertarian, or another party affiliate, the process is still the same. And your votes count!
Elizabeth Montgomery died on this day in history, May 18, 1995 but she will always live in our hearts as Samantha Stevens from Bewitched.
Erma Bombeck was one of America´s greatest humorists and wrote humor columns based on her life and her family. She was also an advocate for womens rights and took on childhood cancer as a pet cause. Erma Bombeck also faced a lot of tragedy in her life and should be an inspiration to women everywher
F. August 6 Events and Birthdays
Lucille Ball was born Today in History...
Farrah Fawcett - Angel and Pinup Icon
It was today in history that Farrah Fawcett died in 2009 due to complications from cancer.
Farrah Fawcett Remembered
Two iconic superstars died on this day n history in 2009. Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett both lost their lives. Fawcett' death was overshadowed by Jackson's death as his was a bigger surprise and he was a bigger star a the time.
February 1 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 1st.
February 2 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 2nd.
February 3 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 3rd.
February 5 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 5th.
February 6 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 6th.
February 7 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 7th.
February 8 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 8th.
February 9 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 9th.
February 10 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 10th.
February 11 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 11th.
February 13 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 13th.
February 14 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 14th.
February 15 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 15th.
February 16 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 16th.
February 17 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 17th.
February 18 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 18th.
February 19 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 19th.
February 20 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 20th.
February 21 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 21st.
February 22 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 22nd.
February 23 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 23rd.
February 24 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 24th.
February 25 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 25th.
February 26 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 26th.
February 27 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 27th.
February 28 – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 28th.
First Black Space Walk (February 9, 1995)
From Yuri Gagarin to Alan Shepherd to Niel Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to Sally Ride, the frontier of space has provided many ´firsts´ in history. February 9, 1995 saw several first--the first woman shuttle pilot, first Brit to do a space walk, and the first African-American to space walk.
G. August 7 Events and Birthdays
Charlize Theron was born Today in History...
Gene Kelly - Genius of Interpretive Dance
Born in 1912, Gene Kelly had a quick career to success, followed by many ups and downs. His career as a singer, actor, director and film producer may go unnoticed, but his interpretation of dance entertainment is surely memorable. He died on February 2, 1996.
Groundhog Day has been celebrated since February 2nd, 1887. We take a look at Punxsutawney Phil and which years he did or didn´t see his shadow!
Harry Chapin Born Dec 7
Story telling folk singer Harry Chapin was born on December 7, 1942. Despite the fact that he died in a tragic car accident at the young age of 39 he had a full well rounded career of film making and song writing and performing.
Healthy Days In February
We take a look at the important health observances and the dates they fall on in February.
I. August 8 Events and Birthdays
Dustin Hoffman was born Today in History...
January 20th is often seen as the Inauguration Day; the day that U.S. Presidents are sworn in. We look at the inauguration dates in history of each president.
Inauguration History (January 20, 1937-2009)
Since 1937, the inauguration of the President of the United States has been January 20th. Why this date? We´ll examine the why´s and the ´firsts´ this date has seen throughout history.
J. August 9 Events and Birthdays
Jerry Garcia died Today in History...
J. Edgar Hoover
The creator and leader of the F.B.I. for more than five decades, J. Edgar Hoover died this day in history May 2, 1972.
J. September 10 Events and Birthdays
Roger Maris was born Today in History...
January 18th – Today In History
What events occurred on January 18th?
January 19th – Today In History
What events occurred on January 19th?
January 20th – Today In History
What events occurred on January 20th?
January 21st – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 21st.
January 22nd – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 22nd.
January 23rd – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 23rd.
January 24th – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 24th.
January 25th – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 25th.
January 26th - Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 26th.
January 27th – Today In History
What events occurred on January 27th?
January 28th – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 28th.
January 29th – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 29th.
January 30th – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 30th.
January 31st – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 31st.
Joan of Arc - Maid of Orléans
Joan of Arc was put to death at the age of nineteen after being convicted of heresy and sorcery. In 1920 she was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
John Grisham Born Feb 8, 1955
Best selling author John Grisham was born Feb. 8, 1955. Although he dreamed of a career as a professional baseball player he chose to attend law school to become a tax attorney. It didn´t take long for him to gravitate to defense law. As for his first book... well, that was just a hobby!
K. August 10 Events and Birthdays
Herbert Hoover was born Today in History...
K. September 11 Events and Birthdays
The World Trade Centers were attacked Today in History...
L. September 12 Events and Birthdays
Johnny Cash died Today in History...
Louis Farrakhan - Nation of Islam Leader
Louis Farrakhan is one of the most prolific leaders of the Nation of Islam. Read my article to find out more about his life and work with the Nation.
M. August 12 Events and Birthdays
Cecil B. DeMille was born Today in History...
M. September 13 Events and Birthdays
Nell Carter was born Today in History...
Malcolm X is Murdered - February 21
Malcolm X, a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement was murdered on this day, February 21, 1965.
Martin Luther King Jr. is Assassinated - April 4
It was this day in history that Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated by James Earl Ray.
May 10 - J. Edgar Hoover Becomes FBI Director
J. Edgar Hoover´s life was the Justice Department. Today, his legacy is shrouded in controversy, but does that controversy outweigh his accomplishments in his 48 year service as FBI Director?
Memorable Dates In Grammy History
The annual Grammy awards honor the best in music for the past year. We take a look at the dates that the Grammies have been held and who were some of the winners.
Memorable Dates In Super Bowl History
We take a look at these important dates for the NFL’s biggest game.
Minnesota Fats Dies
Rudolph Wanderone was a career entertainer that became known for his ability to hustle an audience. He began in a pool hall where he made outrageous bets and entertained a room full of people. He walked away with their money and became famous. A man without modesty; he made himself famous.
N. September 14 Events and Birthdays
Princess Grace died Today in History...
O. August 14 Events and Birthdays
Doc Holliday was born Today in History...
P. September 16 Events and Birthdays
Lauren Bacall was born Today in History...
Prohibition (January 16, 1919-December 5, 1933)
Prohibition signed into effect, but what effect did it have on the U.S.?
Q. August 16 Events and Birthdays
Elvis Presley died Today in History...
Q. September 17 Events and Birthdays
Anne Bancroft was born Today in History...
R. August 17 Events and Birthdays
Davy Crockett was born Today in History...
R. September 18 Events and Birthdays
Greta Garbo was born Today in History...
Remembering Graceful Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers danced into our hearts with Fred Astaire in a number of movies. She passed away on April 25, 1995, at the age of 83.
Remembering the Bewitching Elizabeth Montgomery
Elizabeth Montgomery will always be remembered for her role as Samantha Stevens in the popular TV series Bewitched. Interestingly, she lied about her age consistently so her birth date is questionable, but she died on May 18, 1995.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies
We take a look at the dates of each ceremony and some of the inductees.
Roger Maris dies Dec 14, 1985
Roger Maris broke the long standing Babe Ruth record of most home runs batted in per season. Although a talented athlete, he was not always recognized for his hard work and talent. He died on December 14, 1985 of Hodgkin´s lymphoma.
S. August 18 Events and Birthdays
Robert Redford was born Today in History...
Sam Colt´s Revolver (January 4, 1847)
After having a few setbacks in his early career as a gun designer and manufacturer, Samuel Colt rose to prominence in a time where guns were the most accurate weapons available. "Abe Lincoln set men free; Sam Colt made them equal."
Solo Flight of Geraldine Mock - April 17
Geraldine Mock was the first woman to successfully fly solo around the world and completed her trip on this day in history, April 17, 1964.
Sonny Bono- Entertainer and Policitician
Sonny Bono´s partnership with Cher solidified his reputation in the early years of his music career, but he moved on after their divorce and created a new career in politics. He led a very colorful life and and equally colorful death.
Stephen Irwin Born Feb 22, 1962
Stephen Irwin began hunting crocodiles at a very young age. He did not have any fear of the animals he fought to preserve; maybe if he had a little more fear he wouldn´t have been caught by the stingray that fatally pierced his chest.
Susan B. Anthony - Women’s Suffrage Activist
Born in 1820, Susan Brownell Anthony was an activist for the abolition of slavery, temperance, and women’s suffrage. She died on March 13, 1906.
T. August 19 Events and Birthdays
Orville Wright was born Today in History...
T. September 20 Events and Birthdays
Upton Sinclair was born Today in History...
The 19th Amendment is Passed - June 14
It was 95 years ago today that the 19th Amendment was passed by Congress and sent to the states to be ratified, allowing women the right to vote.
The Saint Valentine´s Day Massacre
Valentine´s Day is supposed to be about love and romance, however, on this day in 1929, it meant something completely different for seven gangsters, in a garage, in Chicago.
The Ultimate Warrior - Pro Wrestling Legend
The Ultimate Warrior, who was just inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame on April 5, 2014, was found dead yesterday morning, April 8,2014.
Today in History´s American History Quiz
Here is the Today in History´s American History Quiz!
Today in History´s US Presidents Quiz
Here is my Today in History´s President quiz.
Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate (February 18, 1931)
Toni Morrison, one of the most influential African-American writers, was born today. She didn´t start out as Toni Morrison--and it took a bit of a heartache for her to become a writer. Take a journey through the life of a wonderful woman.
U. August 20 Events and Birthdays
President Benjamin Harrison was born Today in History...
U. September 21 Events and Birthdays
H.G. Wells was born Today in History...
Unusual February Events
We take a look at some of the unusual holidays and events occurring in the month of February.
US Declares War on Japan
The United States of America was united and strong in their declaration of war on Japan December 8, 1941, but their defense were inadequate. Japan had wiped out their battleships when they attacked Pearl Harbor. The US was fragile and angry.
V. September 22 Events and Birthdays
Bonnie Hunt was born Today in History...
W. August 22 Events and Birthdays
Ray Bradbury was born Today in History...
W. September 23 Events and Birthdays
Ray Charles was born Today in History...
Walt Disney Dies of Lung Cancer
Walter Disney created Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy and gave them life. He also brought fun and imagination into our life with his creation of animated musicals and theme parks.
Weekly Newsletter Sign Up Article
My weekly newsletter will be fun and imformative and I would like people to sign up for it so they can join in on the fun and not miss out on the fun and information in the Today in History site.
What you talkin’ ’bout? Gary Coleman!
Child actor Gary Coleman left this world on May 28, 2010. His tragic death was caused by an intercranial hemorrhage, after he fell in his home and hit his head on the floor.
We take a look at the dates of each show, where they occurred and the main event.
X. August 23 Events and Birthdays
Gene Kelly was born Today in History...
X. September 24 Events and Birthdays
Dr. Seuss died Today in History...
Y. August 24 Events and Birthdays
Mt. Vesuvius, Mozart, Darwin, Jane Eyre, potato chips, Panama Canal, NATO, Pete Rose, and lightning hits a baseball pitcher!
Y. September 25 Events and Birthdays
William Faulkner was born Today in History...
Z. August 25 Events and Birthdays
Sean Connery was born Today in History...
Z. September 26 Events and Birthdays
Johnny Appleseed was born Today in History...
Za. September 27 Events and Birthdays
Edgar Degas died Today in History...
Zb. August 27 Events and Birthdays
Mother Teresa was born Today in History...
Zb. September 28 Events and Birthdays
Harpo Marx died Today in History...
Zc. August 28 Events and Birthdays
Emmett Till died Today in History...
Zc. September 29 Events and Birthdays
Gene Autry was born Today in History...
Zd. September 30 Events and Birthdays
Truman Capote was born Today in History...
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