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On This Day: February 26st

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 26, 2019

    The 1993 World Trade Center bombing was a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, carried out on February 26, 1993, when a truck bomb detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The 1,...

On This Day: February 21st

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 26, 2019

    NASCAR was founded by William France, Sr. on February 21, 1948 with the help of several other drivers of the time. The points system was written on a bar room napkin. The original plans for NASCAR included three disti...

On This Day: February 20th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 26, 2019

    Ranger 8 was a lunar probe in the Ranger program, a robotic spacecraft series launched by NASA in the early-to-mid-1960’s to obtain the first close-up images of the Moon's surface. These pictures helped select landing ...

On This Day: February 19th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 26, 2019

    On February 19, in 1878, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph. The phonograph is a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. While other inventors had produced devices that could record sounds, Ediso...

On This Day: February 14th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 15, 2019

    Today is the one year anniversary on the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting. In 2018, Nikolas Cruz opened fire on the school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 students and staff members and injuring 17 others. The sho...

On This Day: February 11th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 11, 2019

On February 11, in 1903, the US Congress adopted the Expediting Act. The act, introduced by President Theodore Roosevelt, breaks up trusts by the steel, meatpacking, oil, and railroad industries by allowing the Attorney General...

On This Day: February 8th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 11, 2019

     On February 8, in 1965, Eastern Airlines Flight 663 crashed near Jones Beach State Park, New York just after taking off from JFK airport. Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 was a domestic passenger flight from Boston, Massachuset...

On This Day February 7th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 7, 2019

     On February 7, in 1940, Pinocchio, the second animated feature film produced by Disney, premiered. Disney’s first feature film, Snow White, premiered in 1937. The American Animated Musical Fantasy Film was based on the I...

On This Day: February 6th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 7, 2019

     On February 6, in 1971, Alan Shepard pulled out a makeshift six-iron he smuggled on board Apollo 14 and hit two golf balls on the lunar surface, becoming the first -- and only -- person to play golf anywhere other tha...

On This Day: February 5th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 5, 2019

     On February 5, in 1971, the Apollo 14 mission landed on the moon. Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program, and the third to land on the Moon. It was the last of the "H missions," targe...

On This Day: February 4th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 4, 2019

     On February 4, in 1945, the Yalta Conference began. It was also called the Crimea Conference and code-named the Argonaut Conference. Held from February 4 to 11, it was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of t...

On This Day: February 1st

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 1, 2019

On February 1, in 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107, which left Earth on January 16, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members. Investigation found out that a ...

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