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Today in History: February 25, Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston for first world title

Feb. 25, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2024. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) became world heavyweight boxing champion as he defeated...

Today in History: February 21, Malcolm X shot and killed at age 39

Feb. 21, 2024 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2024. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, 1965, minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon...

Today in History: February 20, John Glenn becomes first American to orbit the Earth

Feb. 20, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2024. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project...

Seven-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson welcomes Creed to Daytona 500 with arms wide open

Feb. 16, 2024 09:35 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson and his Legacy Motor Club race team welcomed Creed to NASCAR with arms wide open. So singer Scott Stapp and the rest of the multi-platinum rock band filled them — they handed Johnson an autographed guitar. Johnson, a two-time Daytona 500...

Today in History: February 12, composer and pianist Eubie Blake dies at 96

Feb. 12, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2024. There are 323 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 12, 1983, composer and pianist Eubie Blake, who wrote such songs as “I’m Just Wild About Harry” and...

Stage musical of Prince's 'Purple Rain' finds a fitting place to make its 2025 debut — Minneapolis

Feb. 06, 2024 16:13 PM EST

The world premiere stage adaptation of Prince’s film and album “Purple Rain” is set for spring 2025 at an appropriate place — Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis. The musical will be staged at the State Theatre in Minneapolis with music and lyrics by Prince and a story by...

Women dominated the 2024 Grammy Awards. Is the tide turning?

Feb. 05, 2024 18:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the 2024 Grammy nominees were first announced, women dominated the major categories. And at Sunday's show, those nominations translated into awards: Every televised competitive Grammy went to at least one woman. Several women earned their very first Grammys,...

Music Review: New album by Pylon Reenactment Society revives Pylon’s style of funky art punk

Feb. 05, 2024 15:12 PM EST

In 1980, Vanessa Briscoe Hay began the first tune on Georgia alt-rock band Pylon’s first album by singing, “Volume is pleasant. Volume is pleasant. Volume is pleasant.” Today, making beautiful noise as the frontwoman for Pylon Reenactment Society, Briscoe Hay sings on “Magnet...

Today in History: February 2, ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle killed

Feb. 02, 2024 10:21 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2024. There are 333 days left in the year. Today in History: On Feb. 2, 2013, former Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle was fatally shot along with a friend, Chad Littlefield,...

Today in History: February 1, space shuttle Columbia destroyed during re-entry

Feb. 01, 2024 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2024. There are 334 days left in the year. Today in History: In Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members: commander Rick...