The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that creates a ripple effect of conflict throughout the 20th century, beginning with the Great War, World War I. And Canadian runner and activist Terry Fox, who's Marathon of Hope for cancer awareness makes him a Canadian folk hero and inspiration to millions. (repeat)
The Last Will & Testament of English mineralogist James Smithson, who passes away On This Day in 1829 and leaves his entire fortune to the United States of America for the creation of Smithsonian Institution "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge." (repeat)
The Berlin Airlift begins On This Day in 1948, Operation Vittles and Operation Little Vittles. (repeat)
The sensational murder of architect Stanford White On This Day in 1906 and the trial of the century that follows. (repeat)
The Watergate burglars are caught On This Day in 1972.
The ghost story challenge of 1816 during the Year Without A Summer, and Washington Post Publisher Katherine Graham born On This Day in 1917. (repeat)
Flag Day, and documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White, born On This Day in 1904. (repeat)
George Orwell’s “1984” published On This Day in 1949, and two American Journalists found guilty of illegally entering North Korea On This Day in 2009 (repeat)
June 6th - D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, On This Day in 1944 (repeat)
The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, On This Day in 1968.