Glancing Backward
Today is Friday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2014. There are 12 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 19, 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States in the U.S. Senate chamber by Chief (read more)
Today is Thursday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2014. There are 13 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 18, 1944, in a pair of related rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Korematsu v. United States, upheld, 6-3, the government's wa (read more)
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2014. There are 14 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conducted the first successful manned powered-airplane flights near Kitty (read more)
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2014. There are 15 days left in the year. The Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, begins at sunset. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, 1944, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces (read more)
Today is Monday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2014. There are 16 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Dec. 15, 1944, the U.S. Senate approved the promotions of Henry H. Arnold, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur and George C. Mars (read more)
Today is Sunday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2014. There are 17 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States, ruled that Congress was within its authority to enf (read more)
Today is Saturday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2014. There are 18 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 1944, during World War II, the light cruiser USS Nashville was badly damaged in a Japanese kamikaze attack off Negros Islan (read more)
Today is Friday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2014. There are 19 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, 1870, Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives. Glanc (read more)