announces that it is recalling 6.5 million of its model ATX, ATX II and Wilderness AT tires; the move comes two days after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration linked hundreds of accidents and at least 46 deaths to problems with the... “Stonewall” Jackson narrowly defeats a Union force led by General John Pope at Cedar Mountain, Virginia. Navy officer, is found guilty of espionage for passing top-secret documents to his brother, who then passed them to Soviet agents.
Jackson had moved north in July 1862 after it became clear that the primary Union force in the east, General George Mc Clellan’s Army of the Potomac, was not going to attack... Walker was part of one of the most significant Cold War spy rings in the United States. On this day in 1969, members of Charles Manson’s cult kill five people in movie director Roman Polanski’s Beverly Hills, California, home, including Polanski’s pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate.
Before departing with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn, he smiled farewell and enigmatically raised his arms in a...
On Staten Island on this day in 1776, Guy Johnson, British Superintendent of Indian Affairs, returns from England and shares his confidence that the Iroquois will choose to ally themselves with the British crown.
Distance runners provide the most prolific record setters, including Nurmi, (Czechoslovakia), the last of whom performed the remarkable feat of winning the marathon and the 5,000- and 10,000-metre races at the 1952 Olympic Games.
Racing tactics, including pacing, are more important at these than at any other distances.
On this day in 2010, Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater quits his job in dramatic style by sliding down his plane’s emergency-escape chute while the aircraft is stopped near the terminal gate at New York’s John F. Slater, who claimed his actions were prompted by the behavior...
In one of the most decisive battles in history, a large Roman army under Valens, the Roman emperor of the East, is defeated by the Visigoths at the Battle of Adrianople in present-day Turkey.
Speed becomes an even less important factor in the longer runs, pace and endurance correspondingly more so.
The longer the run, the less likely the burst of speed known as the “finishing kick” at the end of the race.
Having refused government demands that they move to a reservation, a small band of Nez Perce Indians clash with the U. On this day in 1988, Edmonton Oilers center Wayne Gretzky is traded to the Los Angeles Kings along with Mike Krushelnyski and Marty Mc Sorley in return for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas and first-round draft picks in the 1989, 19 drafts.