Today in History: August 16 — Madonna was born



It’s Madonna birthday! On this day, in 1958, Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Michigan, United States. The popular pop star and dancer is known across the globe by just her first name, Madonna.

Madonna became famous in Continue reading


Today in History: August 10 — Smithsonian Institution was created



Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture 

On this day in 1846, U.S. President James K. Polk signed into law an act establishing the Smithsonian Institution.

In his will, an English chemist and mineralogist, James Smithson, Continue reading

Today in History: August 8 — President Nixon Announced His Resignation


President Richard M. Nixon delivering his resignation speech from the Oval Office at the White House 

On this day in 1978, United States President, Richard M. Nixon announced his resignation. By 12 pm the following day, President Nixon’s Vice President, Gerald R. Fords was sworn in as the 38th President of the United States.

President Nixon’s resignation was as a result of the Continue reading

Today in History: August 6 — America dropped atomic bomb in Japan


American bomber 

On this day, August 6, 1945, America dropped atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. This happened during World War II and remains the only use of nuclear bomb in warfare.

The atomic bomb was dropped in the city by an American B-29 bomber, known as Continue reading