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    Today is Tuesday, Dec. 15, the 350th day of 2020. There are 16 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into effect following ratification by Virginia.On this date: In 1890, Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other...
    Today is Thursday, Dec. 10, the 345th day of 2020. There are 21 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 10, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, saying he accepted it “with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind.”On this...
    Today is Wednesday, Dec. 9, the 344th day of 2020. There are 22 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 9, 2000, the U-S Supreme Court ordered a temporary halt in the Florida vote count on which Al Gore pinned his best hopes of winning the White House.On this date: In 1854, Alfred,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Every year KSAT Community partners with the San Antonio Police Department and the local nonprofit Zapatos to help collect shoes for kids in our community. We are now entering the final days of the Share the Shoes drive and some San Antonio police cadets were able to raise a good amount of...
    SAN ANTONIO – Missed our first ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream last week? From safety and school to screen time and boredom, here’s a recap of some of the key topics local experts discussed with anchor Myra Arthur. See the full show in the video player above. 1. When should young children be tested for...
    Today is Friday, Dec. 4, the 339th day of 2020. There are 27 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 4, 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.On this date: In 1875, William Marcy Tweed, the “Boss” of New York City’s Tammany Hall...
    Today is Thursday, Dec. 3, the 338th day of 2020. There are 28 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 3, 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States by the Electoral College.On this date: In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state. In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio —...
    Today is Wednesday, Dec. 2, the 337th day of 2020. There are 29 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 2, 1804, Napoleon crowned himself Emperor of the French.On this date: In 1816, the first savings bank in the United States, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, opened for business. In 1823, President James...
    Today is Tuesday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2020. There are 30 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a Black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus; the incident sparked a year-long boycott of...
    Today is Monday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2020. There are 31 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 30, 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris for ending the Revolutionary War; the Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783.On this date: In 1803, Spain completed...
    Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 331st day of 2020. There are 35 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 26, 1789, Americans observed a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to mark the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.On this date: In 1883, former slave and abolitionist...
    Today is Monday, Nov. 23, the 328th day of 2020. There are 38 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 23, 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.On this date: In 1887, actor Boris Karloff was born William Henry...
    Researchers in Finland say adding natural elements to playtime can positively affect children’s immune systems and micro biomes. According to a study published in the journal “Science Advances”, kids who played in the dirt had stimulated pathways that regulated their immune system. The study consisted of 75 kids being split up and sent to different...
    Today is Friday, Nov. 20, the 325th day of 2020. There are 41 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:In 1947, Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey.On this date: In 1620, Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay; he was the first child...
    Today is Thursday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2020. There are 42 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.On this date: In 1600, King Charles I of England was born in...
    Today is Wednesday, Nov. 18, the 323rd day of 2020. There are 43 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:In 1928, Walt Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, “Steamboat Willie” starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York.On this date: In 1883, the United States and Canada adopted a system of Standard Time zones. In 1916,...
    Today is Tuesday, Nov. 17, the 322nd day of 2020. There are 44 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 17, 1869, the Suez Canal opened in Egypt.On this date:In 1558, Elizabeth I acceded to the English throne upon the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary, beginning a 44-year reign.1558: The Elizabethan era...
    Today is Monday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2020. There are 45 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 16, 1970, the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar jetliner went on its first test flight, from Palmdale, Calif.On this date: In 1776, British troops captured Fort Washington in New York during the American Revolution. In...
    Today is Friday, Nov. 13, the 318th day of 2020. There are 48 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 13, 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.On this date: In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to a friend, Jean-Baptiste Leroy: “In this world...
    Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, the 317th day of 2020. There are 49 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 12, 1975, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired because of failing health, ending a record 36-year term.On this date: In 1927, Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union as...
    Today is Wednesday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2020. There are 50 days left in the year. Today is Veterans Day.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I ended as the Allies and Germany signed an armistice in the Forest of CompiegneOn this date: In 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the...
    Today is Tuesday, Nov. 10, the 315th day of 2020. There are 51 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.On this date: In 1766, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, had its beginnings as William Franklin, the Royal Governor...
    Today is Monday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2020. There are 52 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 9, 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall.On this date: In 1620, the passengers and crew of...
    Today is Friday, Nov. 6, the 311th day of 2020. There are 55 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln of the Republican Party was elected President of the United States as he defeated John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.On this date: In 1854, America’s...
    Today is Thursday, Nov. 5, the 310th day of 2020. There are 56 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office as he defeated Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie.On this date: In 1605, the “Gunpowder Plot” failed as Guy Fawkes was seized before...
    Today is Thursday, Oct. 29, the 303rd day of 2020. There are 63 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” descended upon the New York Stock Exchange. Prices collapsed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out as America’s “Great Depression” began.On this date: In 1901, President...
    Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2020. There are 64 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.On this date: In 1858, Rowland Hussey Macy opened his first...
    Today is Tuesday, Oct. 27, the 301st day of 2020. There are 65 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 27, 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under a collective pseudonym calling for ratification of the United States Constitution,...
    Today is Monday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2020. There are 66 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On October 26th, 1774, the First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.On this date: In 1825, the Erie Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River. In 1861, the legendary Pony...
    Today is Friday, Oct. 23, the 297th day of 2020. There are 69 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 23, 1941, the Walt Disney animated feature “Dumbo,” about a young circus elephant who learns how to fly, premiered in New York.On this date: In 1864, forces led by Union Maj. Gen. Samuel...
    Today is Thursday, Oct. 22, the 296th day of 2020. There are 70 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:In 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.On this date: In 1797, French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height...
    Today is Wednesday, Oct. 21, the 295th day of 2020. There are 71 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 21, 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.On this date: In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” was christened in...
    Today is Tuesday, Oct. 20, the 294th day of 2020. There are 72 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 20, 1803, the U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.On this date: In 1936, Helen Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy, died in Forest Hills, N.Y., at age 70. In 1947, the House Un-American Activities...
    Today is Monday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2020. There are 73 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 19, 1781, British troops under Gen. Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, as the American Revolution neared its end.On this date: In 1765, the Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, adopted a...
    Today is Friday, Oct. 16, the 290th day of 2020. There are 76 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 16, 1962, the Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.On this date:In 1793, during the French Revolution,...
    Today is Wednesday, Oct. 14, the 288th day of 2020. There are 78 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.On this date: In 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, was born in...
    Today is Tuesday, Oct. 13, the 287th day of 2020. There are 79 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.On this date: In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor Claudius I died, poisoned apparently at...
    Today is Monday, Oct. 12, the 286th day of 2020. There are 80 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:In 1492 (according to the Old Style calendar), Christopher Columbus' expedition arrived in the present-day Bahamas.On this date: In 1864, Roger B. Taney, the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, died at 87; he...
    Today is Friday, Oct. 9, the 283rd day of 2020. There are 83 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 9, 1936, the first generator at Boulder (later Hoover) Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.On this date: In 1888, the public was first admitted to the Washington Monument. In 1910, a coal...
    Today is Thursday, Oct. 8, the 282nd day of 2020. There are 84 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 8, 1981, at the White House President Ronald Reagan greeted former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, who were preparing to travel to Egypt for the funeral of Anwar Sadat.On this...
    Today is Wednesday, Oct. 7, the 281st day of 2020. There are 85 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 7, 1992, trade representatives of the United States, Canada and Mexico initialed the North American Free Trade Agreement during a ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, in the presence of President George H.W. Bush,...
    Today is Tuesday, Oct. 6, the 280th day of 2020. There are 86 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:In 1979, Pope John Paul II, on a week-long U.S. tour, became the first pontiff to visit the White House, where he was received by President Jimmy Carter.On this date: In 1884, the Naval War...
    Today is Monday, Oct. 5, the 279th day of 2020. There are 87 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry S. Truman delivered the first televised White House address as he spoke on the world food crisis.On this date:In 1892, the Dalton Gang, notorious for its train robberies, was...
    SAN ANTONIO – [email protected] anchors Max Massey and Stephanie Serna on Friday showed off submissions to the KSAT Kids Art Project campaign. Recently, KSAT Kids posted about the San Antonio International Airport teaming up in the creation of a coloring book, and now we want to see those images! The educational coloring and activity book...
    Today is Friday, Oct. 2, the 276th day of 2020. There are 90 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court as the court opened its new term.On this date:In 1869, political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was...
    Today is Thursday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2020. There are 91 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:In 1961, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run during a 162-game season, compared to Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs during a 154-game season. (Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red...
    Today is Wednesday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2020. There are 92 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:In 1962, James Meredith, a Black student, was escorted by federal marshals to the campus of the University of Mississippi, where he enrolled for classes the next day; Meredith’s presence sparked rioting that claimed two...
    Today is Tuesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2020. There are 93 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 29, 2005, John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the nation’s 17th chief justice after winning Senate confirmation.On this date: In 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a...
    Today is Monday, Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2020. There are 94 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 28, 1928, Scottish medical researcher Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the first effective antibiotic.1928: Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin. (Calibuon at...
    Today is Friday, Sept. 25, the 269th day of 2020. There are 97 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 25, 1957, nine Black students who’d been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, because of unruly white crowds were escorted to class by members of the U.S. Army’s...
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