"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is first published, the Brooklyn Bridge opens, Major League Baseball gets lit up, Bob Dylan is born, and "Thelma & Louise" and "Braveheart" premiere in theaters, all on this day.
ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The capture of Syria's ancient city, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having "stood at the crossroads of several civilizations," Learn more about the group.
A former U.S. vice president is indicted for treason, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded hits Chile, "Pac-Man" makes his debut, Johnny Carson signs off, and a deadly tornado devastates Joplin, Mo., all on this day.
The president of the Boy Scouts of America called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults in remarks at the organization's national business meeting Thursday. Take a look at the numbers behind America's largest youth organization.
Rapper Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony fame is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have acted heroically outside the spotlight. Here are some of the other celebrity turned real-life heroes.
The American Red Cross is established, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart complete their historic trans-Atlantic flights, Bogey and Bacall get hitched, and Susan Lucci finally strikes Emmy gold, all on this day.
While the NFLPA is appealing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension, team owner Robert Kraft said Tuesday he will "reluctantly" accept the team's punishment. Check out the timeline of events in the case so far.
Takata is nearly doubling the size of its already massive recall for faulty airbags, according to a government source. The move makes it the largest auto recall in history, with about 34 million vehicles affected. Take a look at the biggest auto recalls in history.
Bandidos, Hells Angels, Mongols. They're not just motorcycle clubs, but organized criminal enterprises. Now, after a biker gang shootout left nine people dead in Texas, many are wondering what such gangs really stand for.
Anne Boleyn loses her head, Oscar Wilde gets out of prison, Marilyn Monroe sings for the president, Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis dies, all on this day.
Monday marks the 35th anniversary of the May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens eruption that left 57 people dead and caused $3 billion in damage. Take a look back at the deadly eruption and the volcano since.
Napoleon is proclaimed French emperor, Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination, the Supreme Court upholds "separate but equal" segregation, and Mount St. Helens erupts, all on this day.
St. Louis nearly burns to the ground, the first Kentucky Derby is held, the Supreme Court strikes down segregated schools, the Senate Watergate Committee begins televised hearings, and same-sex marriages begin in Massachusetts, all on this day.
Joan of Arc is sainted, the first Academy Awards are handed out, SpaghettiOs debut, "Pet Sounds" and "Blonde on Blonde" hit record store shelves, and Sammy Davis Jr. and Jim Henson pass away, all on this day.
Blues legend B.B. King touched many with his virtuoso picking style and full-bodied song delivery. Celebrities took to social media to remember the guitarist, his prized instrument and the gift he bestowed on generations of music lovers after his death Thursday night at 89.
Some American producers are thriving -- so much so that they're willing to pull back their factory curtains, giving visitors a glimpse at the assembly line magic. Take a look at seven great American factory tours.