This Day in History »

This Day in History: August 1st

This Day in History: August 1st

Kathy Padden August 1, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 1, 1981 “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” These were among the first words spoken when MTV, or Music Television, debuted on the airwaves at 12:01 a.m. on August

Read More »
This Day in History: July 31st

This Day in History: July 31st

Kathy Padden July 31, 2014 0

This Day In History: July 31, 1975 Controversial Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa was reported missing on July 31, 1975 after vanishing from a restaurant parking lot in Detroit, Michigan the previous day. The circumstances

Read More »
This Day in History: July 30th

This Day in History: July 30th

Kathy Padden July 30, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 30, 1898 Once upon a time, back in the late 1800s, people in the Western world would work themselves into a tizzy over the mere mention of masturbation. The

Read More »
This Day in History: July 29th

This Day in History: July 29th

Kathy Padden July 29, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 29, 1981 On July 29, 1981, the Fairytale Wedding of the Century took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The handsome prince stood at the altar awaiting his

Read More »
This Day in History: July 28th

This Day in History: July 28th

Kathy Padden July 28, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 28, 1794 On July 28, 1794, the man who was once the hero of the French Revolution suffered an astounding fall from grace. His zealousness and tireless devotion to

Read More »
This Day in History: July 25th

This Day in History: July 25th

Kathy Padden July 25, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 25, 306 Constantine the Great is probably best remembered for being the first Christian Roman emperor, but he was a ruler of historical significance for other reasons as well.

Read More »
This Day in History: July 24th

This Day in History: July 24th

Kathy Padden July 24, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 24, 1938 Although instant coffee had been around before this date, the instant coffee we know and love – or revile – today was introduced on July 24, 1938.

Read More »
This Day in History: July 23rd

This Day in History: July 23rd

Kathy Padden July 23, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 23, 1918 On July 23, 1918, an infant named Viola Cooper died from unexplained causes, and during the next several years there were several more unexplained deaths in Dannebrog,

Read More »
This Day in History: July 22nd

This Day in History: July 22nd

Kathy Padden July 22, 2014 1

This Day In History July 22, 1991 “I have to question whether there is an evil force in the world and whether or not I have been influenced by it. Although I am not

Read More »
This Day in History: July 21st

This Day in History: July 21st

Kathy Padden July 21, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 21, 356 BCE On July 21, 356 B.C.E., a man named Herostratus deliberately set fire to the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in modern-day Turkey, a beloved architectural marvel

Read More »
This Day in History: July 18th

This Day in History: July 18th

Kathy Padden July 18, 2014 1

This Day In History July 18, 1984 On July 18, 1984, 21 people lost their lives and another 19 were injured when James Oliver Huberty went on a shooting rampage in a McDonald’s just

Read More »
This Day in History: July 17th

This Day in History: July 17th

Kathy Padden July 17, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 17, 1917 By the summer of 1917, the British Royal family was in quite a pickle. Although King George V was the reigning monarch of the Great Britain, his

Read More »
This Day in History: July 16th

This Day in History: July 16th

Kathy Padden July 16, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 16, 1999 Friday, July 16, 1999 was one of those hazy, hot and humid July evenings in the northeast that everyone remembers fondly when buried in January snowdrifts. It’s

Read More »
This Day in History: July 15th

This Day in History: July 15th

Kathy Padden July 15, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 15, 1099 “Christians, hasten to help your brothers in the East, for they are being attacked. Arm for the rescue of Jerusalem under your captain Christ. Wear his cross

Read More »
This Day in History: July 14th

This Day in History: July 14th

Kathy Padden July 14, 2014 0

This Day In History: July 14, 1881 On July 14, 1881, one of the Old West’s best known and yet most misunderstood outlaws was gunned down by an ambush when he walked into a

Read More »
This Day in History: July 11th

This Day in History: July 11th

Kathy Padden July 11, 2014 0

This Day In History: July 11, 1656 “Why was it that the coming of two women so shook ye, as if a formidable army had invaded your borders.” – George Bishop On July 11,

Read More »
This Day in History: July 10th

This Day in History: July 10th

Kathy Padden July 10, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 10, 1553 On July 10, 1553, Lady Jane Grey, the great-niece of King Henry VIII, ascended the throne of England as the result of a plot masterminded by John

Read More »
This Day in History: July 9th

This Day in History: July 9th

Kathy Padden July 9, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 9, 1795 On July 9, 1795, James Swan, an American businessman and Revolutionary patriot, liquidated the debt the U.S. government owed to the country of France, agreeing to pay

Read More »