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Today in History

2017-05-19

On this day in 1963, the New York Post Sunday Magazine published Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail.

 

On this day in 2007, President of Romania Traian Băsescu survived an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.

 

On this day in 2010, the Royal Thai Armed Forces concluded its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.

 

On this day in 2015, the Refugio oil spill deposited 142,800 U.S. gallons (3,400 barrels) of crude oil onto an area in California considered one of the most biologically diverse coastlines of the west coast.