Today in 30AD, scholars' estimate was Jesus' crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem.
Today in 1862, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the battle of Shiloh in Tennessee at the Battle of Shiloh.
Today in 1923, the first brain tumor operation under local anesthetic was performed at New York City’s Beth Israel Hospital by Dr. K Winfield Ney.
Today in 1927, an audience in New York saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.
Today in 1933, “National Beer Day” Cullen-Harrison act came into effect legalizing sale of low alcohol beer.
Today in 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first black person to be pictured on a U.S. postage stamp.
Today in 1963, at the age of 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win "the Green Jacket" at the Masters Tournament. He held the mantle until 1997 – when 21-year-old Tiger Woods won the coveted coat.
Today in 1969, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material.
Today in 1978, President Jimmy Carter deferred production of neutron bomb.
Today in 1980, Jimmy Carter broke relations with Iran during hostage crisis.
Today in 1983, the oldest human skeleton – aged 80,000 years – was discovered in Egypt. Dubbed “Lucy,” she moved over in 2009 for “Ardi” when a fossilized female skeleton dated about a million years older was found.
Today in 1994, the Vatican acknowledged the Holocaust for the first time.
Today in 2000, President Clinton signed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act of 2000. The bill reversed a Depression-era law and allowed senior citizens to earn money without losing Social Security retirement benefits.
Today in 2003, American troops captured Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime fell days later.
Today in 2017, President Donald Trump ordered missile strike on Syrian airfield after chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun days earlier.
Today in 2017, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Journey and Pearl Jam were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.