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

Today in History: 50th Anniversary of the Munich Massacre

by M.C. MillmanOn September 5, 1972, the Palestinian terrorist group "Black September", took nine Israelis hostage at the Summer Olympics in Munich,.... 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 greater.... 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 City on.... 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, 1994.The futuristic IBM.... read more

Today in History: NYC Marks its First Car Accident

Every day, all over the world, drivers are crashing into each other. These crashes are usually due to unsafe driving, lack of attention on a.... read more

Today in History: The Brooklyn Bridge Opened to Travelers

The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and.... read more

Today in History: Spring Snowstorm hit New York

It was April 6, 1982, but the weather showed no regard for the calendar.Instead of waking up to a mild, sunny Tuesday, residents of the tristate area.... 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 product.... read more

Today in History: John Hinckley Attempted to Assassinate President Ronald Reagan

On March 30, 1981, United States president Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C. as he was returning to his.... read more

Today in History: Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Plant Leak caused more than 100,000 Locals to Flee

On this day in 1979, the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania experienced a partial meltdown and radioactive leak. This incident was.... read more

Today in History: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Burned down, killing 146 Workers

In one of the darkest moments of America's industrial history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burned down, taking with it the lives.... read more

Today in History: Obama Care went into Effect; Gov Hochul Acknowledges its 12th Anniversary

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, went into effect on March 23, 2010. The act aimed to provide affordable health insurance.... read more

Today in History: Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn arrives in America after his miraculous escape from Nazi-Occupied Warsaw

After a 12-day sea voyage, the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (1880-1950), disembarked at the New York harbor on the.... read more

Today in History: The First U.S. Combat Troops land in Vietnam

Today marks the fifty seventh anniversary of the arrival of the first American combat troops in Vietnam. On March 8, 1965, 3,500 U.S..... read more

Today in History: The Hula Hoop was Invented

On March 5, 1963 the Hula Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America, was invented.An estimated 25 million Hula Hoops were sold.... read more

Today in History: Brooklyn Bridge Shooting results in the death of Ari Halberstam hy"d

On March 1, 1994, Lebanese-born terrorist, Rashid Baz, shot at a van of 15 Lubavitch boys who were traveling on the Brooklyn Bridge, after he.... read more