1981: President Reagan was wounded in the chest Monday by a gunman who tried to assassinate him with a burst of .22-caliber bullets
The highest building in the world will be built on the site of the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It will be known as the Empire State Building, will be eighty stories high, and will cost more than $66,000,000.
Shepard. Glenn. Armstrong. All of them rode on the back of a little 37-pound chimp whose name sounded more like lunch meat than the first primate in space.
In this first-person report, take a look at the harsh conditions the Miner '49ers faced -- both in getting to California, and what they found when they reached the gold fields. "All writers who have written on the subject of crossing the plains have greatly misrepresented the trip."
NOAA announced it has found the underwater wreck of the passenger steamer City of Chester, which sank in 1888 in a collision in dense fog near where the Golden Gate Bridge stands today.
Under the waves: Great disaster near the Golden Gate... The City of Chester sunk -- Run down in a fog by the Oceanic. Thirteen lives known to be lost.
How Charles Lindbergh rose from working on a farm to become a worldwide hero for his flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Inspired by the success of the first modern marathon at the 1896 Olympic games, the Boston Athletic Association decided to stage their own race in April of 1897.
Regular US combat units were deployed to Vietnam beginning in 1965, and while America's direct military involvement ended on August 15, 1973, the last soldiers left Vietnam on March 29, 1975.
Here is an architectural picture of the steamship Titanic, which is being built for the White Star line at Belfast; also a view of the giant steel “cradle” in which the ship is being constructed.
Marilyn Monroe’s charming, controversial and utterly unforgettable performance of Happy Birthday, sung to President Kennedy was,one of her last big splashes.
Take a few minutes to reflect on the awesome and terrifying power unleashed on the world in the summer of 1945 while remembering the lives lost -- and possibly saved.
A confused and stunned nation searched for answers to what caused the catastrophic explosion of the space shuttle Challenger that sent schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe and six other astronauts to a fiery death 74 seconds after liftoff Tuesday.
Forefathers' 4th How the great day was celebrated a hundred years ago Customs of old times / Powder and firecrackers were expensive and the noise small / Feasting was the order / Ladies looked on - a hall... Read more...
Astronauts of Apollo 9 Astronauts of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital space mission, left to right: Russell L Schweickart, lunar module pilot; David R Scott, command module pilot; and James A McDivitt, commander. On... Read more...
May 15, 1969: "Bloody Thursday" Homecoming Day for the National Guard at Berkeley The nation's original student battleground, the University of California at Berkeley, once again last week looked more lik... Read more...
Lasting from Sunday, October 8, to the morning of Tuesday, October 10, 1871, The Great Chicago Fire killed an estimated 200 to 300 people, while destroying more than three square miles of the city -- including ... Read more...