Today in History

Today is Wednesday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2010. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 24, 1980, one of El Salvador’s most respected Roman Catholic Church leaders, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, was shot to death by a sniper as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador. (Romero […]

Today in History

Today is Friday, March 19, the 78th day of 2010. There are 287 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 19, 1860, lawyer, congressman, three-time Democratic presidential nominee and U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan was born in Salem, Ill. On this date: In 1859, the opera “Faust” by Charles […]

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 11, the 70th day of 2010. There are 295 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 11, 1985, Mikhail S. Gorbachev was chosen to succeed the late Soviet President Konstantin U. Chernenko. On this date: In 1810, French Emperor Napoleon I was married by proxy to Archduchess […]

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, March 16, the 75th day of 2010. There are 290 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 16, 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel “The Scarlet Letter” was first published. On this date: In A.D. 37, Roman emperor Tiberius died; he was succeeded by Caligula. In 1751, James Madison, fourth […]

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, March 17, the 76th day of 2010. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 17, A.D. 461 (or A.D. 493, depending on sources), St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul. On this date: In 1776, British forces […]

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 25, the 84th day of 2010. There are 281 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks. On this date: In […]

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 18, the 77th day of 2010. There are 288 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 18, 1910, the first filmed adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein,” produced by Thomas Edison’s New York movie studio, was released, with Charles Ogle as the Monster. On this date: In […]