Today in History

TVC E. History today:  2015     Seth Blatter, president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), resigns five days after his re-election to a fifth term; several FIFA officials were recently arrested in a corruption scandal, but Blatter has not been charged 2014       After nearly 40 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos of Spain is abdicating and installing his son Felipe; unfavorable opinion, health issues and investigation of daughter Cristina in a public funds theft scandal have taken their toll on the king 2014       Hospitals are beginning to use genetic profiling of tumors in order to identify the most effective treatments for various cancers; tumor genetics is thought to be of greater significance than the place of origin in the body 2013       Columbia University researchers believe the new material, graphene, even if stitched together, is the strongest material in the world 2013       Petr Necas, the Prime Minister of...

TODAY IN HISTORY

2015 Today- Amazon is again exempted from Federal Aviation Administration commercial drone flight prohibitions, allowing it to test delivery drones; the company had to reapply for exemption, as its drone fleet grew outdated while waiting for initial approval 2014 A flaw in OpenSSL, the encryption method for many websites, has been identified, potentially compromising user security data across the Internet; web users are urged to change login names and passwords immediately 2014 The University of Connecticut achieves a second championship as the women's basketball team takes home the NCAA championship title after a 79-58 victory over Notre Dame; the men's basketball team won the NCAA title this season 2013 Japan set Patriot missiles in central Tokyo and Okinawa Island and sent two warships to patrol the Sea of Japan 2013 Authorities from North Korea, advise authorities to leave South Korea soon, anticipating a possible conflict 2012 The broadway show, 'The Lion King', becomes the highest grossing show of all time, overtaking...

HISTORY TODAY

2015 The remains of Richard III, King of England from 1483 to 1485, are escorted in a royal funeral procession; the remains were discovered in Leicester in 2012 and will be reburied at the Leicester Cathedral 2014 Mt. Gox, the Bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy, announces that it has found 200,000 of the 800,000 missing bitcoins belonging to customers; the missing bitcoins were overlooked because they had been stored in an older format in a 'wallet' presumed to be empty 2014 The Brazilian government is auctioning part of the nation's television bandwidth spectrum to mobile phone companies, providing much-needed capacity to meet wireless demand 2013 The British Food Standards Agency reports a discovery in Lancashire of 100kg of horse meat imported from Hungary labelled as beef 2013 France's former President, Nicolas Sarkozy is investigated over claims of illegal donations made by Liliane Bettencourt of L'Oreal, the country's richest woman 2012 In Montreal, Canada, over 200,000 people march to protest against...

HISTORY TODAY

TVC E - Today is Monday, February 29 and it is the 60th day of 2016. There are 306 days left in the year. This is Leap Day.     Today’s Highlight in History: 1916: Singer, actress and TV personality Dinah Shore was born Frances Rose Shore in Winchester, Tennessee. 1504: Christopher Columbus, stranded in Jamaica during his fourth voyage to the West, used a correctly predicted lunar eclipse to frighten hostile natives into providing food for his crew.  1796: President George Washington proclaimed Jay’s Treaty, which settled some outstanding differences with Britain, in effect. 1892: The United States and Britain agreed to submit to arbitration their dispute over seal-hunting rights in the Bering Sea. 1904: President Theodore Roosevelt appointed a seven-member commission to facilitate completion of the Panama Canal. 1936: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a second Neutrality Act as he appealed to American businesses not to increase exports to belligerents. 1940: “Gone with the Wind” won eight Academy Awards, including best picture...