Babe Ruth sets a World Series record

10/06/2016 0

On October 6, 1926, Yankee slugger Babe Ruth hits a record three homers against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth game of the World Series. The Yanks won the game 10-5, but despite Ruth’s […]

First presidential speech on TV

10/05/2016 0

On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman (1884-1972) makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House, asking Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans. […]

‘Sully’

09/28/2016 0

Sully Starring Tom Hanks & Aaron Eckhart Directed by Clint Eastwood PG-13 In theaters Sept. 9, 2016 “Brace for impact.” Those three words are at the heart of this inspiring big-screen salute to Chesley “Sully” […]

Screen legend Paul Newman dies

09/26/2016 0

On this day in 2008, Paul Newman, one of the leading movie stars of the 20th century, dies at the age of 83 from cancer at his home in Westport, Connecticut. In a career spanning […]

Central High School integrated

09/25/2016 0

Under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard […]

Billy the Kid arrested for first time

09/23/2016 0

On this day in 1875, Billy the Kid is arrested for the first time after stealing a basket of laundry. He later broke out of jail and roamed the American West, eventually earning a reputation […]

Kennedy proposes joint mission to the moon

09/20/2016 0

An optimistic and upbeat President John F. Kennedy suggests that the Soviet Union and the United States cooperate on a mission to mount an expedition to the moon. The proposal caught both the Soviets and […]

Battle of Antietam

09/17/2016 0

Beginning early on the morning of this day in 1862, Confederate and Union troops in the Civil War clash near Maryland’s Antietam Creek in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. The Battle of Antietam […]

Key pens Star-Spangled Banner

09/13/2016 0

On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem, originally titled “The Defence of Fort […]

Attack on America

09/11/2016 0

At 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The […]

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