Video: 'The Russo-Japanese War: Conflict in the far East'
(Tuesday, September 5, 1905, 3:47 p.m. local time) — The Treaty of Portsmouth, ending the Russo-Japanese War, was signed today in New Hampshire. Continue reading Treaty of Portsmouth ends Russo-Japanese War 110 years ago this hour (Sep 5 1905)
Video: 'Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme aims gun at President Ford'
(Friday, September 5, 1975, 10:04 a.m. PDT) — U.S. President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life today in Sacramento, California, by Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson (who was serving a life sentence for organizing the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders). Continue reading President Ford escapes assassination attempt 40 years ago this hour (Sep 5 1975)
Video: 'Letting Go [Single Edit] / Wings / Paul McCartney'
(Friday, September 5, 1975) — The “Letting Go”/ “You Gave Me the Answer” by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings was released today in the UK (Sep. 29, 1975 in the U.S.), the second single from the group’s album . Venus and Mars Continue reading Paul McCartney and Wings release ‘Letting Go’/You Gave Me the Answer’ single 40 years ago today (Sep 5 1975)
Video: '1976 CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: Iva Toguri D'Aquino(A.K.A) TOKYO ROSE'
(Wednesday, September 5, 1945) — Japanese-American Iva Toguri D’Aquino, suspected of being wartime broadcaster “Tokyo Rose,” was arrested today in Yokohama.
D’Aquino was later convicted of treason and served six years in prison; she was pardoned in 1977 by President Gerald R. Ford.
Video: 'President picks Roberts to replace chief justice Rehnquist'
(Monday, September 5, 2005, just after 8:00 a.m. EDT) — U.S. President George W. Bush said today that he would nominate Judge John Roberts, who had been his choice to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, to succeed William H. Rehnquist (who died Sept. 3, 2015) as chief justice of the United States.