Time Machine

25 Years Ago

December 17, 1981 Operatives from the Red Brigade, an Italian terrorist group, kidnap U.S. Brig. Gen. James Dozier in Verona. He will be rescued after six weeks in captivity.

50 Years Ago

November 6, 1956 In a rematch of the 1952 presidential election, President Dwight Eisenhower wins a second term in a landslide over Adlai Stevenson. Read more »

1906 - The World’s First Dj

On December 24, in a wooden shack crammed with equipment in the seaside Massachusetts community of Brant Rock, a 40-year-old inventor named Reginald Fessenden made the world’s first radio broadcast. The program consisted of a phonograph recording of a Handel piece followed by Fessenden playing “O, Holy Night” on the violin, reading from the Bible, and wishing his listeners (mostly crewmen on United Fruit Company ships, which had been equipped with his apparatus) a merry Christmas.Read more »