Events

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...

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima (1945)

Truman Library Photo: Hiroshima on Honshu Island lies in ruins as a result of the August 6,1945 atomic bombing. When J Robert Oppenheimer, often called the “father of the atomic bomb,” witnessed the first t... Read more...

DB Cooper remains elusive (1976)

DB Cooper remains elusive: Jumped with $200,000 5 years ago The discovery of a tattered pair of pants has failed to generate any more dues to D.B Cooper who disappeared with $200,000 after the hijacking of... Read more...

V-E Day Celebrations outside NYC (1945)

While throngs of people packed Times Square in New York to celebrate the end of the war in Europe, cities and towns across the United States all observed V-E Day in their own ways. Many celebrations were quiet ... Read more...

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