Today In History

May 25 1787 The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia under the leadership of George Washington, in order to establish a new U.S. government. 1925 John Scopes was indicted for teaching...

Today In History

May 24 1844 Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraph message, in which he asked, "What hath God wrought?" 1883 The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, opened to...

Today In History

May 23 1430 Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians and subsequently sold to the English. 1788 South Carolina became the 8th state in United States. 1830 The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the...