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Nov. 26, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 331st day of 2020. There are 35 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 26, 2000, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner over Al Gore in the state’s presidential balloting by a 537-vote...

A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

Nov. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also...

Today in History

Nov. 23, 2020 6:20 PM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 29, the 334th day of 2020. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, 1929, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd, pilot Bernt Balchen, radio operator Harold June and photographer Ashley McKinney made the first airplane flight over the...

Today in History

Nov. 17, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 17, the 322nd day of 2020. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1800, Congress held its first session in the partially completed U.S. Capitol building. On this date: In 1558, Elizabeth I acceded to the English throne upon...

Today in History

Nov. 14, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 14, the 319th day of 2020. There are 47 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University...

Today in History

Nov. 12, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, the 317th day of 2020. There are 49 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1948, former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and several other World War II Japanese leaders were sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal. On this date: In...

Today in History

Nov. 9, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2020. There are 52 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 9, 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall. On this date: ...

Today in History

Nov. 8, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 8, the 313th day of 2020. There are 53 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 8, 2016, Republican Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in an astonishing victory for a celebrity...

Today in History

Nov. 6, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 6, the 311th day of 2020. There are 55 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln of the Republican Party was elected President of the United States as he defeated John Breckinridge, John Bell...

Today in History

Nov. 5, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 5, the 310th day of 2020. There are 56 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 5, 2009, a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas left 13 people dead; Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was later convicted of murder and...