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During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic

Oct. 16, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The world had lurched into a dark and uncertain winter. Americans were dying by the thousands, and the rhythms of everyday life seemed to carry only mournful notes of loss and deprivation. Even mundane things, like a trip to the grocery store, were...

Blackfeet Tribal Chief Earl Old Person dies of cancer at 92

Oct. 14, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Earl Old Person, the chief of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana and former chairman of the tribal business council, has died of cancer. He was 92. Old Person died Wednesday at Blackfeet Community Hospital “after a long battle with cancer,”...

Little Rock 9 member celebrates 80th birthday with students

Oct. 05, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Elizabeth Eckford, one of the nine Black students who first integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957, celebrated her 80th birthday at the school with the help of about a dozen students. The students, who are members of the Civil...

Today in History

Sep. 29, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2021. There are 93 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 29, 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of...

Today in History

Sep. 24, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2021. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 24, 2001, President George W. Bush ordered a freeze on the assets of 27 people and...

Today in History

Sep. 22, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2021. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 3:20 p.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 2014, the United States and five Arab...

Georgia WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor

Sep. 19, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that...

Today in History

Sep. 09, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2021. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union. On...

Today in History

Sep. 08, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2021. There are 114 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 8, 1565, a Spanish expedition established the first permanent European...

Today in History

Aug. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2021. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting...