Dancer Isadora Duncan was killed when her shawl was caught in the rear wheel of an automobile. Unaware, the chauffeur of the car which was being demonstrated to Miss Duncan started moving forward.
The Allies today sent their invading forces against Adolf Hitler's occupied Europe. The long-awaited invasion was announced by General Dwight Eisenhower with the promise that the high command would accept nothing short of victory.
Senator Robert F. Kennedy died 25 hours after he was shot by an assassin. Bobby Kennedy succumbed to extensive brain damage caused when his assassin fired eight shots at point-blank range.
Here are some front pages of newspapers around the country, showing very first reports of the Titanic disaster. There was very little information available at the time, and some news reports were, sadly, completely inaccurate.
Fabian said he was taken to Auschwitz 10 months ago with 500,000 other Hungarian Jews, and that 400,000 were gassed and cremated in the first two months, and that only 1,000 remained alive.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Nobel Peace Prize winner who made nonviolence his chief weapon in the fight for civil rights, was shot to death here last night as he stood on a balcony outside his motel room.
How did the Kentucky Derby get started? Now, the famous Louisville horse race is the first part of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, but when it started, people didn't know how important and iconic the Derby would eventually become. Here's a look back at its history.
Get the true story behind 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' from 1882 -- when, Jesse James, the Missouri outlaw, was killed by a boy twenty years old at his temporary residence on Thirteenth and Lafayette streets, in this city.
Last evening at about 9:30 p.m., at Ford's Theatre, the President was shot by an assassin who suddenly entered the box and approached behind the President. The pistol-ball entered the back of the President's head, and penetrated nearly through the head. The wound is mortal.
Apart from providing a detailed description of the ceremonies, these fascinating accounts also give some unique perspectives on President Lincoln’s famous two-minute speech.
"The greatest man in America" has fallen in a duel The Sprig Of Liberty (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) - July 27, 1804 DISTRESSING! It is with infi... Click to read more...
When a United Airlines DC-7 collided with a TWA Super Constellation over the Grand Canyon on June 30, 1956, resulting in the deaths of all 128 peo... Click to read more...
Two auto loads of gangsters shortly before noon today entered a North Side garage, lined eight men against a wall, and shot six of them to death. The remaining two were wounded, perhaps fatally.
A witness describes how water was blown over Galveston by the hurricane -- the wind blowing at the rate of eighty miles an hour straight from the gulf, and driving the sea water before it in great waves.
Here's a news story about the Lizzie Borden double murder from just 5 days after the killings. Soon, this sensationally dramatic tale would rivet the nation.
It is incredible that with so much chaos and destruction around them, and from within a fire zone in the hours just after a 7.8 earthquake, the dedi... Click to read more...
In April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany. War was formally declared on April 6, 1917.
While the newspapers reported on the stock market crash on October 29 and October 30, 1929, it's clear that they didn't know what was in store for them. Ultimately, the Great Depression hit the country hard, and its effects were felt for many years.
A doctor smashed his way into a locked bedroom -- and found Marilyn Monroe dead in bed, nude, a telephone clutched in her hand, an empty pill bottle nearby.
On a clear, unseasonably hot morning on September 25, 1978, residents of San Diego's North Park neighborhood were getting their days underway -- not r... Click to read more...
1,492 go down to their death in loss of "world's greatest liner" Woman and children saved; men stay to die; pitiful scenes as news is awaited; worl... Click to read more...
Buddy Holly, 22-year-old Lubbock rock 'n' roll singing star, was killed along with three other men in the crash of a light chartered plane northwest of Mason City, Iowa, on February 3, 1959.
As we all know, reports that the Titanic was being towed to shore were little more than wishful thinking -- and the product of a very rushed newsroom with looming deadlines but very little solid information.
Troops in an LCVP landing craft approaching "Omaha" Beach on "D-Day", 6 June 1944 (U.S. Army) Allies drive 41 miles on D-Day: Offensive rolls into N... Click to read more...
Hijacker parachutes from Reno-bound jet Escapes with $200,000 ransom A courteous middle-aged man disappeared, apparently by parachute, with a $200... Click to read more...
Kill John Dillinger at Chicago Desperado, wounded by three slugs, broke line of fire; Died in alley U.S. Justice Department Agents and East Chic... Click to read more...
The assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr triggered violence across the nation back in 1968.