2011 Jaycee Dugard’s kidnappers plead guilty

04/28/2018 0

On this day in 2011, Phillip Garrido, 60, and his wife Nancy, 55, plead guilty to the 1991 kidnapping of 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard. The Garridos held Dugard captive at their Northern California property for 18 years, during […]

1986 Maria Shriver marries Arnold Schwarzenegger

04/26/2018 0

Almost a decade after they met at a celebrity tennis tournament, the television news reporter Maria Shriver marries the movie actor and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger on this day in 1986. Politically, it seemed an […]

1719 Robinson Crusoe is published

04/25/2018 0

Daniel Defoe’s fictional work The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoeis published. The book, about a shipwrecked sailor who spends 28 years on a deserted island, is based on the experiences of shipwreck victims and […]

1980 Hostage rescue mission ends in disaster

04/24/2018 0

On April 24, 1980, an ill-fated military operation to rescue the 52 American hostages held in Tehran ends with eight U.S. servicemen dead and no hostages rescued. With the Iran Hostage Crisis stretching into its sixth month […]

1961 Judy Garland plays Carnegie Hall

04/23/2018 0

She was one of the biggest and most popular movie stars of all time, making her first film appearance at the age of seven and earning the first of three Oscar nominations at 17 for […]

1836 The Battle of San Jacinto

04/21/2018 0

During the Texan War for Independence, the Texas militia under Sam Houston launches a surprise attack against the forces of Mexican General Santa Anna along the San Jacinto River. The Mexicans were thoroughly routed, and hundreds were taken […]

1999 A massacre at Columbine High School

04/20/2018 0

Two teenage gunmen kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. At about11:20 a.m., Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, dressed in long trench coats, began shooting students outside the school […]

1961 JFK waits for word on the Bay of Pigs invasion

04/17/2018 0

President John F. Kennedy waits for word on the success of a covert plan to overthrow Cuba’s government on this day in 1961. Kennedy had authorized Operation Zapata, the attempt to overthrow Cuba’s communist leader, Fidel Castro, on […]

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