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Today in History: NASA Launches a Chimpanzee Into Space

M.C. MillmanOn January 31, 1961, NASA launched a test flight with a chimpanzee on board, paving the way for the first American in.... read more

Today in History: Notorious Bank Robber Captured After Making His Escape With a 'Potato' Gun

M.C. Millman John Herbert Dillinger, the.... read more

Today in History: 49 Days Without Sliced Bread

M.C. MillmanA national ban on sliced bread went into effect on January 18, 1943, 14 years after it hit store shelves, due to.... read more

Today in History: US Airways Miraculously Lands on Hudson

M.C. Millman On January 15, 2009, U.S..... 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.... 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.... read more

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