Today In History

Today’s Highlights

On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, riding in the same car as Kennedy, was seriously wounded; suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested.

On this date

In 1718, English pirate Edward Teach — better known as “Blackbeard” — was killed during a battle off present-day North Carolina.

In 1990, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, having failed to win re-election of the Conservative Party leadership on first ballot, announced she would resign.

Thought for Today

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” — Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)