Apple's 1984 ad introducing the Macintosh airs for the first and only time on national television during the Superbowl...On This Day
National Hug Day, and the launch of the DeLorean DMC-12 aka the Back To The Future time machine...On This Day!
The Inauguration of the President of the United States of America...On This Day
Edgar Allen Poe & the Poe Toaster, Patricia Highsmith, and a pardon for Tokyo Rose...On This Day
Albert DeSalvo sentenced to life in prison, but not for the Boston Strangler murders...On This Day
The Doomsday Clock is set forward, and beware the military-industrial complex...On This Day
National Nothing Day, and Frank Zamboni inventor of the Zamboni...On This Day
Wikipedia Day, and the construction of The Pentagon...On This Day
Churchill & Roosevelt meet in Casablanca, and Elvis' Aloha From Hawaii...On This Day!
The crash of Air Florida Flight 90 and the heroes of the Potomac - Lenny Skutnik, Roger Olian, Don Usher, Gene Windsor and Arland D Williams Jr...On This Day.
14-year old Leonard Thompson receives the first insulin injection...On This Day
Thomas Paine's Common Sense is published...On This Day
The Star Of The West comes under fire in Charleston Harbor, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge...On This Day
America is debt free! (for a brief moment in time), and David Bowie...On This Day!
Captain Thomas Mantell chases a UFO across Kentucky...On This Day
Mother Teresa arrives in India, and Nancy Kerrigan gets clubbed in the knee...On This Day.
Whipped Cream Day, and Nixon announces the development of the Space Shuttle program...On This Day
The surrender of Panama's Manuel Noriega...On This Day
The Duquesne Spy Ring, the national speed limit lowered to 55mph, and Judith Miller...On This Day.
New Year's Day, Public Domain Day, National Blood Donor Month, John Newton performs his hymn Amazing Grace for the first time, and the first Tournament of Roses...On This Day!
New Year's Eve, Times Square ball drop, and Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease on a brewery in Dublin...On This Day!
The Gadsden Purchase, Wayne Gretzky scores 50 goals in 39 games, and Rudyard Kipling, Russ Tamblyn, James Burrows, Mike Nesmith & Davy Jones, Lloyd Kaufman, Patti Smith and Tracey Ullman - all born On This Day.