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: Construction of the Iconic Brooklyn Bridge Begins

M.C. Millman Today, 152 years ago, Washington Roebling began the construction of the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its.... 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: U.S. Launched into World War II

by M.C. MillmanOn December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy," Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii.President.... 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: World's First Successful Partial Face Transplant

M.C. MillmanThe world waited with bated breath on November 27, 2005, as the first successful partial face construction was performed in Amiens,.... 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 man.... 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

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, sometimes.... read more

Today in History: The Discovery of Penicillin

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