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  • Today's Highlight in History: On August eleventh, 1909, the S-O-S distress signal was first used by an American ship, the Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
  • Today's Highlight in History: On August tenth, 1846, Congress chartered the Smithsonian Institution, named after English scientist James Smithson, whose bequest of half a million dollars had made it
  • More than 73,000 people were killed by the Nagasaki bomb 1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki England have American forces have dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki - the second such attack on Japan in three
  • Today's Highlight in History: On August eighth, 1974, President Nixon announced he would resign following new damaging revelations in the Watergate scandal. On this date: In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Today's Highlight in History: On August seventh, 1942, US forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War Two. On this date: In 178
  • The bomb has caused widespread devastation at Hiroshima 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima England have The SScreen The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japa
  • Today's Highlight in History: On August fifth, 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, was found dead in her Los Angeles home; her death was ruled a probable suicide from an overdose of sleeping pills. On
  • Four generations of the Royal Family greeted the crowds 2000: Queen Mother celebrates centenary England have The Celebrations have been taking place all over the United Kingdom to mark the 100th birt
  • Today's Highlight in History: On August third, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas.
  • Today's Highlight in History: Ten years ago, on August second, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. President Bush condemned the incursion as an act of naked aggressio
  • Today's Highlight in History: On August first, 1946, President Truman signed the Fulbright Program into law, establishing the scholarships named for Senator J. William Fulbright. On this date: In 179