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Today In History - December 6
Today in History in 1790 the U.S. Congress moved from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; in 1849 Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland for the second and final time; and in 1973 Gerald Ford was sworn in as the first unelected Vice President.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Today In History - December 5
Today in History in the following U.S. Presidents were re-elected: in 1782 George Washington, in 1804 Thomas Jefferson, in 1832 Andrew Jackson; and in 1831 former President John Q. Adams took his seat as a member of the House of Representatives.
Monday, December 5, 2022

Today In History - December 4
Today in History in 1619, 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembarked in Virginia and give thanks to God - considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas; and in 1923 Cecil B. DeMille’s first version of the “Ten Commandments” premiered.
Sunday, December 4, 2022

Today In History - December 3
Today in History in 1828 Andrew Jackson was elected seventh President of the U.S.; in 1931 Alka Seltzer went on sale; and in 1967 the first human heart transplant was performed.
Saturday, December 3, 2022

Today In History - December 2
Today in History in 1812 James Madison was re-elected as President of the U.S.; in 1823 the “Monroe Doctrine” was declared by President James Monroe; in 1840 William Henry Harrison was elected as the ninth U.S. President; and in 1845 President James K. Polk’s Manifest Destiny was announced to Congress.
Friday, December 2, 2022

Today In History - December 1
Today in History in 1824 the U.S. House of Representatives began to decide the outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins); and in 1878 the first telephone was installed in the White House.
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Today In History - November 30
Today in History author Jonathan Swift (Gulliver’s Travels) was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1668; Samuel Clemens “Mark Twain” (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn) was born in 1835 in Florida, Missouri; and in 1874 Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Today In History - November 29
Today in History in 1825 The first Italian opera in United States, "Barber of Seville" premiered in New York City; in 1832 Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania; and in 1986 actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa at age 82.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Today In History - November 28
Today in History in 1717 Blackbeard attacked a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"; in 1932 Groucho Marx performed on radio for the first time; and in 1939 James Naismith the creator of basketball, died at age 78.
Monday, November 28, 2022

Today In History - November 27
Today in History in 1895 Alfred Nobel's will established Nobel Prizes; in 1973  the U.S. Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as Vice President; and in 2013 Tiger Woods was named the PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time.
Sunday, November 27, 2022

Today In History - November 26
Today in History in 1778 Captain Cook discovered Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii); in 1789 the first Thanksgiving was held; and in 1922 English archaeologist Howard Carter opened Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt.
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Today In History - November 25
Today in History in 1867 Alfred Nobel patented dynamite; in 1913 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie was married in The White House; and in 1940 Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was born in Mocksville N.C.
Friday, November 25, 2022

Today In History - November 24
Today in History in 1896 the first US absentee voting law was enacted by Vermont; and in 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator two days earlier was shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV.
Thursday, November 24, 2022

Today In History - November 23
Today in History in 1783 Annapolis, Maryland became the United States Capital until June 1784; and in 1963 “Doctor Who” the long-running British sci-fi series debuted.
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Today In History - November 22
Today in History in 1963 American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas and VP Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th US president.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Today In History - November 21
Today in History in 1620 the Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod; in 1920 Major League Baseball outfielder  Stan Musial (St. Louis Cardinals, seven times NL Bat Champ) was born in Donora Pennsylvania;  and in 1971 Michael Strahan, NY Giants defensive end for 14 years, Hall of Famer (2014) was born in Houston, Texas.
Monday, November 21, 2022

Today In History - November 20
Today in History in 2001 in Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicated the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.
Sunday, November 20, 2022

Today In History - November 19
Today in History in 1620 the Mayflower reached Cape Cod and explored the coast; in 1861 Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper; and in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address.
Saturday, November 19, 2022

Today In History - November 18
Today in History in 1307 William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son's head; and in 1872 Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony was arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting.
Friday, November 18, 2022

Today In History - November 17
Today in History in 1558 Elizabeth I, age 42, ascends English throne upon death of her half-sister "Bloody" Mary; in 1800 Congress held 1st session in Washington D.C. in uncompleted Capitol building; and in 1855 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Thursday, November 17, 2022

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