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1791: The first performance of "The Magic Flute," the last opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to make its debut, takes place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria. Mozart, who conducted the orchestra himself for the premiere, would die a little more than two months later.
Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs, James Dean dies in a car crash, "The Flintstones" and "Cheers" premiere, and researchers capture a giant squid on camera, all on this day.
Six-year veteran opens fire on the driver of a car Wednesday evening after he refuses to obey police orders and attempts to flee.
A cease-fire in Gaza came under threat Friday only hours after it took effect.
Eight Palestinians were killed and 15 others injured by Israeli artillery shelling in Rafah in southern Gaza on Friday, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported, ...