Events

President Lincoln’s funeral (1865)

Remains of President Lincoln in Chicago Yesterday was a marked day in the history of Chicago -- a day long to be remembered by the hundreds of thousands, who witnessed the grand and imposing ceremony of re... Read more...

Amelia Earhart feared lost (1937)

AMELIA FEARED LOST Navy ships ordered to begin hunt Plane over 2500-mile Pacific waste Island is goal Tiny spot in Pacific to be landing site Howland Island, Oceania, July 2 - The coast guard cut... Read more...

King Tut’s coffin is uncovered (1923)

Tut's coffin is uncovered Resplendent shrine upsets Egyptian theories Luxor, Egypt, December 17, 1923 - All preconceived ideas of Tutenkhamun's golden shrine were upset by the sight of this impressive cof... Read more...

The Statue of Liberty unveiled (1886)

Liberty Unveiled America Accepts the Gift of the French People A city afloat hid in fog And a Million or So of People Ashore Making Holiday in the Wet The giant statue shrouded in mists like a m... Read more...

Brooklyn Bridge opens (1883)

The big bridge open Two cities join in making a mammoth holiday Brooklyn in a gale of festival from dawn to midnight The president's walk across the bridge with cannon accompaniement from forts and ships ... Read more...

Remembering the Watts Riots (1965)

Fifty years ago, when white California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Lee Minikus pulled over 21-year-old African-American Marquette Frye on the evening of August 11, 1965 for reckless driving, little did bo... Read more...

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