Today in History: The Exemplary WW2 Fighter Ace Was Born

M.C. MillmanOn February 21, 1910, Sir Douglas Bader, CBE, DSO, DFC, FRAeS, DL, known as the "Legless Flying Ace," was born. Bader was born in.... read more

Today in History: World Chess Champion is Humbled by a Computer

by M.C. MillmanOn February 10, 1996, then-world chess champion Garry Kasparov lost the first game of a six-game chess match against Deep Blue, an IBM.... read more

Today in History: NASA Launches a Chimpanzee Into Space

M.C. MillmanOn January 31, 1961, NASA launched a test flight with a chimpanzee on board, paving the way for the first American in space. The.... read more

Today in History: Notorious Bank Robber Captured After Making His Escape With a 'Potato' Gun

M.C. Millman John Herbert Dillinger, the first criminal in history to be named "Public Enemy Number One" on the FBI's most wanted list, was captured.... read more

Today in History: 49 Days Without Sliced Bread

M.C. MillmanA national ban on sliced bread went into effect on January 18, 1943, 14 years after it hit store shelves, due to World War II.... read more

Today in History: US Airways Miraculously Lands on Hudson

M.C. Millman On January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways flight 1549 made a miraculous emergency landing in the Hudson River, saving all 155 people on the.... read more

Today in History: National Milk Day

M.C. Millman Today was chosen as Milk Day in America because milk was delivered to customers in glass bottles for the first time in the country on.... read more

Today in History: French Balloonist Takes the First Balloon Flight in the U.S.

by M.C. Millman Jean-Pierre Blanchard sparked a national interest in ballooning when he took the first balloon flight in the U.S. on January 9,.... read more

Today in History: The Man Who Was Minutes Away From Killing Hitler

M.C. MillmanToday marks the birthday of the carpenter and would-be assassin Georg Elser, who was close to achieving worldwide fame if only his plan.... read more

Today in History: The Birthday of a Remarkable Scientist

M.C. MillmanOn December 27, 1822, French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur, who forever changed science as we know it, was born. The.... read more

Today in History: The US "Converts" to the Metric System

M.C. MillmanPresident Gerald Ford signed the Metric Conversion Act into law on December 23, 1975, promoting the conversion from US customary units of.... read more

Today in History: 249th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

by M.C. MillmanA significant act of defiance occurred 249 years ago today when American colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians destroyed 342 crates of.... read more

Today in History: Remembering the Great Killer Smog of London

M.C. MillmanLondoners heating their homes and businesses during the frigid winter of 1952 never imagined their burning coal would contribute to the.... read more

Today in History: The Day of the Only Unsolved Plane Hijacking in U.S. History

 M.C. MillmanToday marks the 51st anniversary of the plane hijacking by an unidentified bandit in 1971.On the afternoon of November 24, 1971, a.... read more

Today in History: Inventor of the Shopping Cart, a Business Worth $802.7 Billion Is Born

M.C. MillmanIt's easy to take seemingly simple conveniences for granted, so let's recall the Jewish entrepreneur who continues to shape our grocery.... read more

Today in History: "Kristallnacht Came and Everything Was Changed"

by M.C. Millman On the fateful night of November 9, 1938, Kristallnacht began, marking a shift in Nazi Germany's persecution from antisemitic.... read more

Today in History: Randolph, NY Man Wins Election With a Single Vote

by M.C. MillmanIn 1992, farmboy Justin Weaver of Randolph, New York, set the ultimate example of why every vote counts when he won an election by.... read more

Today in History: NYC Subway Opens

M.C. Millman On October 27, 1904, New York City opened the subway to the public, with Mayor McClellan controlling the first official.... read more