Category Archives: Today In History

Today in History: March 9, 1959 First Barbie Doll goes on display

Today in History March 9, 1959 First Barbie Doll goes on display On March 9, 1959 the first barbie doll went on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. This date is also used as Barbie’s official … Continue reading

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Today in History: March 1, 1932 – The Lindberg Kidnapping

  Today in History March 1, 1932 The Lindberg Kidnapping On March 1, 1932, in a crime that captivated an entire nation became known as “the crime of the century”, Charles Lindberg III’s eighteen month old son, Charles Lindberg Jr., … Continue reading

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Today in History: February 7, 1964 the Beatles arrive in New York City

“BEATLEMANIA COMES TO THE U.S.” Fifty years ago today on February 7, 1964, the Beatles left the United Kingdom with an estimated four thousand fans gathered at Heathrow, waving and screaming as the aircraft took off. Upon landing at New … Continue reading

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Today in History: February 3, 1959 The death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big Bopper”

“The Day the Music Died” On February 3, 1959, rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed, along with the pilot Roger Peterson, when their plane went down during a snowstorm … Continue reading

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Today In History: January 14, 1954 Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio Get Married

On January 14, 1954, after several months of courtship, Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married in a ‘civil’ ceremony at City Hall in San Francisco, California. Marilyn and Joe had decided only a couple days earlier to tie the … Continue reading

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