Glancing Backward
Today is Thursday, August 27, the 239th day of 2015. There are 126 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 27, 1975, Haile Selassie (HY'-lee sehl-AH'-see), the last emperor of Ethiopia's 3,000-year-old monarchy, died in Addis Aba (read more)
Today is Wednesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2015. There are 127 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women's right to vote, was certified in effe (read more)
Today is Tuesday, August 25, the 237th day of 2015. There are 128 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 25, 1985, Samantha Smith, 13, the schoolgirl whose letter to Yuri V. Andropov resulted in her famous peace tour (read more)
Today is Monday, August 24, the 236th day of 2015. There are 129 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 24, A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volca (read more)
Today is Sunday, August 23, the 235th day of 2015. There are 130 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 23, 1775, Britain's King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of "open and avowed rebell (read more)
Today is Saturday, August 22, the 234th day of 2015. There are 131 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 22, 1485, England's King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses. (read more)
Today is Friday, August 21, the 233th day of 2015. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21, 1945, President Harry S. Truman ended the Lend-Lease program that had shipped some $50 billion in aid supplies to Americ (read more)
Today is Thursday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2015. There are 133 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On August 20, 1940, during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid tribute to the Royal Air Force before the Ho (read more)