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Today in History for August 31st

Today in History for August 31st
  • Today in History for August 31st FWC: Today in History for August 31st

    Highlights of this day in history: Britain’s Princess Diana killed in a Paris car crash; Poland’s Solidarity labor movement born; Jack the Ripper’s first victim found dead in London; Violinist Itzhak Perlman and singer Van Morrison born. (Aug. 31)         

  • Renoir stolen by Nazis returned to owner FWC: Renoir stolen by Nazis returned to owner

    The granddaughter of a Jewish art collector whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis has been reunited with one of the works, an Impressionist piece by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. (Sept. 12)         

  • The Nuclear Option – Hot Swampy Heat: The Week Washington Officially Lost Its Collective Mind FWC: The Nuclear Option – Hot Swampy Heat: The Week Washington Officially Lost Its Collective Mind

    In an orgy of political drama playing out in courtrooms up and down the Acela corridor, President Trump’s lawyer and his one-time campaign manager stand convicted of various crimes. In this fever worse than Joe McCarthy’s Red Scare, President Trump — therefore — has been officially declared guilty by association!

  • John McCain's letter to a future Navy pilot arrived two days after his death. Here's what he told him FWC: John McCain's letter to a future Navy pilot arrived two days after his death. Here's what he told him

    Sen. John McCain graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958 and retired in 1981 as a U.S. Navy captain. He often sent letters to those stationed at Luke.         

  • US has its highest foreign-born population in over a century FWC: US has its highest foreign-born population in over a century

    The United States had the highest share of foreigners living in the country last year since 1910, according to a new analysis of census data. Immigrants represented 13.7 percent of the population in 2017, up from 13.5 percent in 2015 and the highest percentage since the 14.7 percent in 1910.…

  • Some coastal residents weigh riding out Florence FWC: Some coastal residents weigh riding out Florence

    As Hurricane Florence made its way toward the South Carolina coastline, Myrtle Beach resident Michael Barnes said he and his family planned to stay and ride out the storm after spending the morning boarding up his home. (Sept. 12)         

  • As a wall of flames raced toward their car, couple had to decide: Stay or run? FWC: As a wall of flames raced toward their car, couple had to decide: Stay or run?

    Jeff and Nancy Heintz found themselves making life-or-death decisions Wednesday as they faced the Delta Fire “burning trees like paper” in its path.         

  • Family, friends and politicians of all stripes honored John McCain…... FWC: Family, friends and politicians of all stripes honored John McCain……

    Family, friends and politicians of all stripes honored John McCain at a memorial service at the National Cathedral on Saturday, before his private interment in Annapolis on Sunday.