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Today in History: The U.S. National Debt Reaches $0 for First and Last Time

By M.C. Millman January 8, 1835, was the one and only time in U.S. history that the national debt was.... read more

Today in History: State of Emergency Declared During Largest Methane Leak in U.S. History

by M.C. MillmanOn January 6, 2016, the  Governor of California, Jerry Brown, declared a  state of emergency over a methane.... read more

Today in History: George H.W. Bush Declares Himself the 41st President

by M.C. Millman On January 4, 1989,  George H. W. Bush became the first sitting Vice President whose job it was to declare.... read more

Today in History: Bitcoin Breaks the Bank

by M.C. MillmanThe entire cryptocurrency market, worth more than $2 trillion today, was created fifteen years ago based on the idea that.... read more

Today in History: The U.S. Agrees to Purchase 45,000 Square Miles of Land from Mexico

by M.C. Millman The Gadsden Purchase was an agreement between the United States and Mexico, which took place on December 30, 1853,.... read more

Today in History: Over 10,000 Bombs Dropped on London During Worst Night of the Blitz

by M.C. Millman On the evening of December 29, 1940, London suffered the worst night of the eight-month Blitz as over 10,000 bombs.... read more

Today in History: The Shoe Bomber Attempts to Blow Up an Airplane With His Shoes

By M.C. MillmanRichard Reid, infamously known as the Shoe Bomber after taking American Airlines Flight 63 to Miami from Paris; en.... read more

Today in History: The Largest Airplane in the World Takes Flight for the First Time

by M.C. MillmanOn December 21, 1988, Antonov An-255 Mriya, the largest airplane in the world, flew for the first time.The.... read more

Today in History: US House of Representatives Votes to Impeach President Clinton

By M.C. MillmanOn December 19, 1998, after nearly fourteen hours.... read more

Today in History: Tappan Zee Bridge Opens for Crossing the Hudson

by M.C. MillmanSixty-eight years ago today, the three-mile Tappan Zee Bridge span opened to drivers, enabling them to cross the Hudson.... read more

Today in History: The Leaning Tower of Pisa Reopens and Still Leans After Eleven Years of Repairs

by M.C. MillmanOn December 15, 2001, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, reopened to the public.... read more

Today in History: Last Man to Walk on the Moon

by M.C. MillmanAmerican astronaut, Captain Eugene Cernan has been the last man to have walked on the moon since  December 14,.... read more

Today in History: The U.S. Enters World War II

by M.C. Millman In 1941, on December 8, the United States entered World War II when Congress declared war against Japan a day.... read more

Today in History: Disasterous First U.S. Attempt to Launch a Satellite

by M.C. MillmanThe first U.S. attempt to launch a satellite ended in disaster on December 6, 1957, when the rocket carrying it blew up.... read more

Today in History: End of Prohibition

by M.C. MillmanProhibition, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and a recognized public policy failure was repealed on.... read more

Today in History: Ford Installs First Moving Assembly Line for Cars

By M.C. MillmanOn December 1, 1913, Henry Ford installed the first.... read more

Today in History: 55 MPH Maximum Speed Limit Requirement for All Fifty States Abolished

by M.C. Millman On this day in history, November 28, 1995, President Bill Clinton signed the act that would repeal the 55 mph.... read more

Today in History: The Plot to Burn New York City to the Ground

By M.C. MillmanOn this day in history, November 25, 1864, eight southern operatives known as the Confederate Army of Manhattan, plotted.... read more