Today in History: The Mystery of the Dark Day

M.C. MillmanOn May 19, 1780, a peculiar darkness enveloped most of New England, known as the 'Dark Day'. Most of New England and parts of Canada.... read more

Today in History: Coca-Cola Takes First Step Toward Success

M.C. MillmanCoca-Cola's humble beginning began in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886.On this day, pharmacist Dr. John Stith Pemberton brought a jug of.... read more

Today in History: Empire State Building Opens for Business

M.C. Millman On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building officially opened in New York City after a record-breaking 410 days of.... read more

Today in History: New York Becomes the First State to Require License Plates

by M.C. MillmanIn the early 1900s, the rising popularity of vehicles made it harder to identify them on the streets, giving rise to the need for.... read more

Today in History: Iran Hostage Crisis Rescue Mission Ends in Disaster

by M.C. MillmanOn April 24, 1980, a military rescue mission for American hostages held by Iranians failed miserably, leaving eight U.S. service.... read more

Today in History: The Day 'In G-d We Trust' Became the Currency Trend

by M.C. Millman The words "In G-d We Trust" were first added to U.S. coins at the beginning of the Civil War as Americans, feeling a surge of.... read more

Today in History: Safe Return of Apollo 13 Crew

by M.C. MillmanApollo 13, the third crewed mission meant to land on the moon, returned safely to Earth on April 17, 1970. The mission began on.... read more

Today in History: Ronald Reagan Discharged From Hospital After Being Shot

by M.C. MillmanEleven days after being shot and seriously wounded by an assassin,  President Ronald Reagan was released from the hospital on.... read more

Today in History: The Battle of Baghdad

by M.C. Millman The Battle of Baghdad took place in early April 2003 and was a military invasion of Baghdad led by the U.S. that took place.... read more

Today in History: The Pony Express Is Off and Running

by M.C. MillmanOn April 3, 1860, the mail delivery system known as the Pony Express began its 1,800-mile route running back and forth from St Joseph,.... read more

Today in History: Apple Inc. Is Formed After Initial Struggle for Product Approval

By M.C. MillmanApple was officially formed on April 1, 1976. It was launched from Steve Job's home together with Steve Wozniak. By the.... read more

Today in History: The U.S. Buys Land off Russia

by M.C. MillmanOn Mach 30, 1867, the United States Secretary of State, William Seward, under the 17th President Andres Johnson, signed the Treaty of.... read more

Today in History: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy

by M.C. MillmanOn Saturday, March 25, 1911, a quick-moving fire roared through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, killing 146 recently immigrated young.... read more

Today in History: Six-Day Traffic Jam on the Suez Canal

by  M.C. MillmanOn March 23, 2021, the mammoth Ever Given ran aground diagonally after losing the ability to steer due to high winds and a dust.... read more

Today in History: 3 Years Since Hatzolah's Emergency Community Announcement on COVID

by M.C. MillmanThree years ago, on March 18, 2020, which came out that year shortly after Purim, Chevra Hatzolah released its first Emergency.... read more

Today in History: Con Artist Who Sold the Brooklyn Bridge Was Born

by M.C. MillmanSwindler George C. Parker, born to Irish parents on March 16, 1860, is best known for repeatedly selling the Brooklyn Bridge to.... read more

Today in History: Emergency Banking Act Signed

by M.C. MillmanOn March 9, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Emergency Banking Act to restore public confidence in the nation's.... read more

Today in History: Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

M.C. Millman One of the greatest and most expensive aviation mysteries of all time occurred on March 8, 2014, with the disappearance of Malaysia.... read more