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President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, exhorted Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this w…

In 1955, in motor racing’s worst disaster, more than 80 people were killed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France when two of the cars colli…

President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at eliminating wage disparities based on gender, and more events th…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Elizabeth Hurley, Faith Evans, Gina Gershon, Kim Deal, Shane West a…

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In 1966, a merger was announced between the National and American Football Leagues, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Boz Scaggs, Julianna Margulies, Kanye West, Sonia Braga, Sturgill S…

The Battle of Midway ended in a decisive victory for American naval forces over Imperial Japan, marking a turning point in the Pacific War, an…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bill Hader, Emily Ratajkowski, Iggy Azalea, James Ivory, L.A. Reid,…

During World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on “D-Day” as they began the liberation of German-occupied Western…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bjorn Borg, Harvey Fierstein, Jimmy Jam, Paul Giamatti, Sandra Bern…

In 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary, and more…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Kenny G, Laurie Anderson, Mark Wahlberg, Pete Wentz, Ron Livingston…

The World War II Battle of Midway began, resulting in a decisive American victory against Japan and marking the turning point of the war in th…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including  Angelina Jolie, Julie White, Keith David, Russell Brand, Shakey Gr…

In 1965, astronaut Edward H. White became the first American to “walk” in space during the flight of Gemini 4, and more events that happened o…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Anderson Cooper,  Nikki M. James, Penelope Wilton, Rafael Nadal, Vi…

In 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in London’s Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, and more even…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Abby Wambach, Andy Cohen, Dana Carvey, Dennis Haysbert, Morena Bacc…

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In 2009, General Motors filed for Chapter 11, becoming the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection, and more events tha…

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