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.
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, take a look back at how some of the military action was portrayed stateside by Newsweek magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
The assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr triggered violence across the nation back in 1968.
On the morning of June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and the 7th Cavalry charged into battle against Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenn... Click to read more...
Kidnappers hold baby son of Col Lindbergh; ask $50,000 ransom; leave note
May 12, 1932 - Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr, infant son of the world-famous aviator, was found dead at Mount Rose, NJ
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.
The German airship took only a minute to burn, but that moment was enough to etch the image of that fiery Zeppelin onto the minds of millions around the world. Only 62 would survive the tragedy, and many of them were seriously injured.