April 11 in History: Civil Rights Act, Apollo 13 and Phil Mickelson
Fort Wayne's NBC -- Here's a look at what happened throughout history on April 11: 1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which included the Fair Housing Act. It came just a week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Apollo 13 launched on a mission to the moon. The moon landing was aborted after the oxygen tank exploded but crew members successfully arrived back on earth four days later. Their story of survival and sa...
April 10 in History: ASPCA, First colored 3-D Film and The Beatles
Fort Wayne's NBC -- Here's a look at some of the events that happened throughout history on April 10: 1866 - The ASPCA was founded in New York. 1953 - The first color 3-D film 'House of Wax' opened in New York. 1970 - Paul McCartney announced The Beatles were breaking up.
April 4 in History: Maya Angelou, Microsoft and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Fort Wayne's NBC -- Here's a look at what happened through out history on April 10: 1928 - One of America's beloved poets, singer and civil rights activists Maya Angelou was born. 1975 - Childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft. 1968 - American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated.
March 29 in History: Oval Office telephone, Soviet spies convicted and the Colts move to Indy
Fort Wayne's NBC -- Here's a look at some of the events that happened on March 29 throughout history: 1929 - Herbert hoover had a telephone installed in the Oval Office. 1951 - Soviet spies Julius and Ethal Rosenberg were convicted of espionage. They were later sentenced to death and executed in 1953. 1984 - The Baltimore Colts moved to their new home in Indianapolis.
March 27 in History: March Madness, Viagra and Elvis' Graceland
Fort Wayne's NBC -- Here's a look at some of the events that happened throughout history on March 27: 1939 - The University of Oregon beat Ohio State 46-33 to win the first ever NCAA men's basketball tournament thus paving the way for 'March Madness.' 1998 - The FDA approved the the drug Viagra. 2006 - Elvis' 'Graceland' was declared a national historic landmark.
Feb. 28 in History: DNA, M*A*S*H* and Wham!
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- (Fort Wayne's NBC) Here's a look at some of the events that happened throughout history on Feb. 28: 1953 - Scientists Watson and Crick discovered the chemical structure of DNA. 1983 - The final episode of M*A*S*H* aired after 11 seasons. 1986 - George Michael announced Wham! was breaking up.
Feb. 27 in History: Mardi Gras, People Magazine and 'I Will Survive'
Fort Wayne's NBC -- Here's a look a some of the events that happened throughout history on Feb. 27: 1827 - New Orleanians took to the streets for the city's first Mardi Gras celebrations. 1974 - People Magazine began its sales. 1980 - Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" won the first and last Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording.
Feb. 26 in History: 'Hey Jude,' World Trade Center bombing, Trayvon Martin and Oscars mishap
Fort Wayne's NBC -- Here's a look at what happened throughout history on Feb. 26: 1970 - The Beatles released their album 'Hey Jude' in the U.S. and Canada. 1993 - The World Trade Center parking garage was bombed killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. 2012 - 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed while walking home from a convenience store. His murder sparked 'Black Lives Matter' protests in several states 2017 - Warren Beatty and F...
Feb. 5 in History: Apollo 14, 'Mother and Child Reunion' and Elizabeth Taylor
Here's a look at some of the events that happened throughout history on Feb. 5: 1971 - Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepped onto the surface of the moon in the first of two lunar excursions. 1972 - Paul Simon released his first solo single following his breakup with Art Garfunkel. His song "Mother and Child Reunion" became a top 5 hit. 1996 - Elizabeth Taylor filed for divorce from her seventh husband citing irreconcilable differences.
Jan. 31 in History: "These Are All My Children," Explorer 1, Apollo 14 and Superbowl XXVII halftime show
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- (Fort Wayne's NBC) Here's a look at what happened throughout history on Jan. 31: 1949 - The first daytime TV soap opera "These Are All My Children" debuted on NBC.\ 1958 - The United States entered the space age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer 1 1971 - Apollo 14 launched from Cape Canaveral on a manned mission to the moon. 1993 - Michael Jackson and 3,500 children performed during halftime at Superbowl XXVII.