Glancing Backward
Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 19, 1989, 47 sailors were killed when a gun turret exploded aboard the USS Iowa in the Caribbean. (The Navy initially suspec (read more)
Today is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 18, 1934, the first laundromat (called a "Washateria") was opened by John F. Cantrell in Fort Worth, Texas; four electric (read more)
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On April 17, 1964, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock became the first woman to complete a solo airplane trip around the world, returning to Co (read more)
Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 16, 1964, The Rolling Stones' first album, eponymously titled "The Rolling Stones," was released in the United Kingdom by D (read more)
Today is Tuesday, April 15, the 105th day of 2014. There are 260 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 15, 2013, two bombs packed with nails and other lethal metal shards exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, killing two (read more)
Today is Monday, April 14, the 104th day of 2014. There are 261 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset. Today's Highlight in History: On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes (read more)
Today is Palm Sunday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2014. There are 262 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award for his performance i (read more)
Today is Saturday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2014. There are 263 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On April 12, 1954, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission opened a hearing on whether Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, scientific dire (read more)