Events

The bombing of Hiroshima (1945)

60 Percent of Jap City Blasted By Atom Bomb, Reports Show Tokyo Broadcasts Admit All Living Things Seared To Death by New Weapon Results of Explosion Described: Gen Spaatz Warns Enemy of New Raids if Re... Read more...

NYC during the Great Blizzard of 1888

Image courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum   The Great Blizzard of 1888 lasted from March 11 through March 14, 1888, and is considered to be one of the most severe recorded blizzards in American history.... Read more...

Apollo 1 astronauts die in fire (1967)

Dreaded cry: 'Fire in spacecraft!' Cape Kennedy, Florida -- The searing fire that snuffed out the lives of three Apollo astronauts in a split seconds was the first ever to break out in a US space ship, the h... Read more...

Woodstock through the eyes of the attendees (1969)

This article, published a week and a half after Woodstock, not only highlights the perspective of six Festival attendees, but doesn’t mince words when it comes to the opinion of the nearby Middletown (New York) newspaper.

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.

The Black Dahlia murder (1947)

The murder of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short in January of 1947 was one of the biggest news stories of the 20th century, and continues to fascinate people to this day.

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