Religion by state
1565: The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded by the Portuguese. The city was originally named São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, in honor of St. Sebastian, the saint who was the namesake and patron of the then Portuguese King D. Sebastião.
Salem is gripped by witch hysteria, Yellowstone becomes the world's first national park, the Lindbergh baby is kidnapped, and the Watergate Seven are indicted, all on this day.
Before the students hit the books on Wednesday, they were sign waving to remind parents and other students it's important to show up for class.
The beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus once again the risks faced by reporters in modern conflicts.
Foley's death recalls the murder of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal co...