Today in history

Apple introduces the Macintosh personal computer (1984)

Here's the original press release that a small California company called Apple released back in January 1984, announcing the launch of their new PC -- the first mass-market personal computer featuring both a graphical user interface and a mouse.

Victory in Europe Day (1945)

After six years of total warfare across Europe which saw cities and entire countries devastated, along with millions of soldiers and civilians killed, the Allied powers were finally able to celebrate on May 8, ... Read more...

The first Earth Day (1970)

( EDITOR'S NOTE: April 22 across the nation has been designated Earth Day, the culmination of demonstrations and teach-ins protesting the deteriorating state of the country's environment. Although Earth Day... Read more...

Moon landing video & transcript (1969)

With more than half a billion people watching on television, Neil Armstrong climbs down the ladder and proclaims, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

Stories from WWII: A D-Day diary (1944)

On D-Day June 6, 1944, after the jump, my group of approximately 80 men met with Colonel Shanley’s group of about 120 men on the outskirts of the town of Picauville.

Live Aid concert videos (1985)

Feed the world The goal of the Live Aid concerts was to raise money to help relieve the ongoing famine in Ethiopia, and was organized by Irish musician Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) and Scotland's Midge Ure (Ul... Read more...

Suffrage victory in Congress (1919)

On June 5, 1919 -- the day after Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote -- the story didn't even make the front page of The Washington Times in DC. The ne... Read more...

Oh, the humanity: The Hindenburg disaster (1937)

The German airship took only a minute to burn, but that moment was enough to etch the image of that fiery Zeppelin onto the minds of millions around the world. Only 62 would survive the tragedy, and many of them were seriously injured.

Fireplaces in California homes (1910)

Fireplaces in California homes The open effect of the interior construction of California bungalows and cottages makes it possible for many artistic possibilities in the building of the fireplace, as stove... Read more...

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