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During World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succee…

In 1994, the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake struck Southern California, and more events that happened on this day in history.

In 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, and more events that happened on t…

In 2009, US Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ditched his Airbus 320 in the Hudson River after a flock of birds disabled both engines…

In 1967, the Sixties’ “Summer of Love” unofficially began with a “Human Be-In” involving tens of thousands of young people at Golden Gate Park…

In 2021, President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House over the violent Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, becoming the only president to b…

In 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began an 18-hour trip from Honolulu to Oakland, California, that made her the first person to fly solo across …

In 2002, Marines began flying hundreds of al-Qaida prisoners in Afghanistan to a U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more events that happe…

In 1945, American forces began landing on the shores of Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines as the Battle of Luzon got underway, and more events …

In 2016, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the world’s most-wanted drug lord, was captured for a third time in a daring raid by Mexican marines, and …

In 1959, the United States recognized the new government of Cuba, six days after Fidel Castro led the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista, and more…

In 2021, supporters of Donald Trump, fueled by his false claims of a stolen election, assaulted police and smashed their way into the Capitol …

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In 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female speaker of the House as Democrats took control of Congress, and more events that happened o…

In 1977, Apple Computer was incorporated in Cupertino, California, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Mike Markkula, and more events that happen…

In 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched his successful bid for the presidency, and more events that happened on this day in history.

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states shall be “forever free," and mo…

In 1946, President Harry S. Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II, and more events that happened on this day in …

In 1922, Vladimir Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which lasted nearly seven decades before diss…

In 1940, during World War II, Germany dropped incendiary bombs on London, setting off what came to be known as “The Second Great Fire of Londo…

In 2014, the war in Afghanistan came to a formal end with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting f…

In 1968, Apollo 8 and its three astronauts made a safe, nighttime splashdown in the Pacific, and more events that happened on this day in history.

In 1941, during World War II, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, and m…

In 1776, Gen. George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River for a surprise attack against Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey,…

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