Today in History: The First Telephone Book Came Calling

The first telephone directory was nothing more than a one-page sheet of cardboard that boasted fifty listings of both residents and businesses but.... read more

Today in History: First 911 Call Placed in the United States

On February 16, 1968, the first official 911 Call was placed in the United.... read more

Today in History: Madison Square Garden Opens First Artificial Indoor Ice Rink in the U.S.

On February 12, 1879, Madison Square Garden indoor sports arena opened the first artificial indoor ice rink in the.... read more

Today in History: Daylight Savings Time Becomes Official

On February 9, 1942, in the midst of World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt instituted year-round Daylight Savings Time (DST), called "War.... read more

Today in History: The 2023 Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

On February 6, 2023, a pre-dawn 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, killing over 52,000.... read more

This Day in History: The U.S. Supreme Court Meets for the First Time in NY

On February 1, 1790, the United States Supreme Court held its first session in New York City, the nation's capital at the time.The.... read more

Today in History: President Truman Backs Hydrogen Bomb Development

by M. C. MillmanPresident Harry S. Truman announced his approval of the development of the hydrogen bomb on January 31,.... read more

Today in History: The World's Largest Commercial Jet Takes to the Air

by M.C. MillmanOn January 18, 2005, France unveiled the Airbus A380, the world's largest.... read more

This Day in History: Crew of the American Star Rescued From the Ocean by Helicopter

On January 17, 1994, the American Star cruise ship crew was rescued by helicopter right before the ship ran aground in the Canary.... read more

Today in History: Miracle on the Hudson - 15 Years After Making a Big Splash

by M.C. MillmanOn January 15, 2009, Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles pulled off what has become the most famous.... read more

Today in History: 100-Year Prison Sentences for Seven Mafia Members

Three top bosses and four mafia underlings were sentenced to a hundred years each in prison on January 13, 1987, for participating in the Mafia.... read more

Today in History: The U.S. National Debt Reaches $0 for First and Last Time

By M.C. Millman January 8, 1835, was the one and only time in U.S. history that the national debt was.... read more

Today in History: State of Emergency Declared During Largest Methane Leak in U.S. History

by M.C. MillmanOn January 6, 2016, the  Governor of California, Jerry Brown, declared a  state of emergency over a methane.... read more

Today in History: George H.W. Bush Declares Himself the 41st President

by M.C. Millman On January 4, 1989,  George H. W. Bush became the first sitting Vice President whose job it was to declare.... read more

Today in History: Bitcoin Breaks the Bank

by M.C. MillmanThe entire cryptocurrency market, worth more than $2 trillion today, was created fifteen years ago based on the idea that.... read more

Today in History: The U.S. Agrees to Purchase 45,000 Square Miles of Land from Mexico

by M.C. Millman The Gadsden Purchase was an agreement between the United States and Mexico, which took place on December 30, 1853,.... read more

Today in History: Over 10,000 Bombs Dropped on London During Worst Night of the Blitz

by M.C. Millman On the evening of December 29, 1940, London suffered the worst night of the eight-month Blitz as over 10,000 bombs.... read more

Today in History: The Shoe Bomber Attempts to Blow Up an Airplane With His Shoes

By M.C. MillmanRichard Reid, infamously known as the Shoe Bomber after taking American Airlines Flight 63 to Miami from Paris; en.... read more