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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.... 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.... 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.... 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.... 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.... 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.... 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.... 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.... 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

Today in History: Mount Rushmore Carving Begins

The 14-year-long carving project of Mount Rushmore began on October 4, 1927, in the Black Hills near Keystone, South Dakota. The project,.... read more

Today in History: Penicillin Was Discovered

by M.C. MillmanAlexander Fleming, a Scottish physician-scientist, discovered one of the most significant advances in therapeutic medicine,.... read more

Today in History: Photographs of Dead Sea Scrolls Made Public for the First Time

by M.C. MillmanOn September 21, 1991, the Huntington Library in California ended a bitter dispute amongst biblical scholars by publicizing.... read more

Today in History: Phineas Gage Survives an Iron Rod Shot Through His Skull

by M.C. Millman On September 13, 1848, Phineas Gage, an American railroad foreman, miraculously survived what is known as the.... read more

Today in History: Katrina- One of the Costliest Natural Disasters in U.S. History

by M.C. MillmanOn August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's storm surge made history with 53 breaches to the flood protection structures in the.... read more

Today in History: Zimmy the Human Fish Began Six-Day Swim

by M.C. MillmanCharles "Zimmy" Zibelman, better known as "The Human Fish", set out on his mission to swim 150 miles from Albany to New York.... read more

Today in History: First Smartphone Sold to the Public

By M. C. MillmanThe IBM Simon Personal Communicator, known as IBM Simon for short, was first sold 28 years ago on August 16,.... read more

Today in History: Apple, the Multibillion Dollar Company, was Founded

The famous Apple Co. of today was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, as a business partnership. The company's first.... read more