This Day In History

This Day In History

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  Today is Mardi Gras. French for "Fat Tuesday," it is the celebration marking the last night before the ritual Catholic fasting of the Lenten season....

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  21 years ago today, the world of Pokémon was first released to the public, emerging from the mind of game designer Satoshi Tajiri and...

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  85 years ago today, Johnny Cash was born. The American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and author was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the...

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  On this day 31 years ago, jubilant supporters in the Philippines swore in a new female president, Corazon Aquino, ending 20 years of authoritarian...

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  On this day 32 years ago, Thailand began its annual National Artist Day to celebrate their nation’s creative artists and award benefits to honorees. The date chosen...

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  On this day 77 years ago, Woody Guthrie wrote the lyrics to 'This Land Is Your Land' in his room at the Hanover House...

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  37 years ago on this date, in a stunning upset, the United States Olympic hockey team consisting of amateurs and college students, defeated the...

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  65 years ago on this day, four student demonstrators were killed as they demanded to establish Bangla as the official language of East Pakistan,...

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  Happy Birthday to the Oscar-winning actor and director Sidney Poitier, who turns 90 years old today. In 1964, he became the first black performer...

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  31 years ago today, the Soviets launched the world's biggest space station, “Mir”, and with it, a new phase in space exploration. Mir, which...

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