Category - Wars

US History Wars

Today in History: Pearl Harbor

Today in 1941 was the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the sea-change moment that drew the United States into World War II.
A Japanese bomber pierced the clouds above...

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Today In History: First Crusade Begins

Today in 1095, Pope Urban II made a speech entreating all European Christians to go to war with Muslims in the Holy Land. The speech inaugurated the first...

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Today In History: Kristallnacht

Today in 1938, the Jewish population of Germany was subjected to Kristallnacht, a day of terror and death that presaged the Holocaust. Kristallnacht translates...