Video: '8/16/87: Northwest Plane Crash'
(Sunday, August 16, 1987, at about 8:46 p.m. EDT) — 156 people were killed tonight when Northwest Airlines Flight 255, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashed in a ball of flames after taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport Sunday night. Continue reading 156 people killed in Detroit plane crash 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 16 1987)
Video: 'The Battle of Bennington Part I'
(Saturday, August 16, 1777, 3:00 p.m. local time; during the American Revolutionary War and the American Revolution) — American forces won the Battle of Bennington today in Walloomsac, New York, about 10 miles from its namesake Bennington, Vermont, what was considered a turning point of the Revolutionary War. Continue reading Americans win Battle of Bennington 240 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 16 1777)
Video: 'Newscast of Elvis death 1977'
(Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 2:30 p.m. CDT) — American singer and actor Elvis Presley, regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, was found unconscious on the floor of his bathroom today at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading Elvis Presley, 42, suffers fatal heart attack 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 16 1977)