This Day in History

The Birth of Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright, born on May 15, 1937, in Prague, Czechoslovakia, would grow up to become the first female Secretary of State of the United States in 1997. A key figure in American politics, Albright’s tenure was marked by her advocacy for democracy and human rights across the globe. Her leadership and diplomatic skills helped navigate […]

Howard Hughes Sets a Transcontinental Air Record

A trailblazing moment in aviation occurred on January 19th, 1937, when Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying from Los Angeles to Newark in 7 hours, 28 minutes, and 25 seconds.

The Nanjing Massacre Begins

A tragic chapter in history unfolded on December 13th, 1937, as the Imperial Japanese Army began the brutal occupation of Nanjing, China. The Nanjing Massacre resulted in widespread atrocities and remains a solemn reminder of the human cost of war.