On this day, Enrico Fermi, the Italian-born Nobel Prize-winning physicist, directs and controls the first nuclear chain reaction in his laboratory beneath the bleachers of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago, ushering in the nuclear age.Upon succesful completion of the experiment, a coded message was transmitted to President...Following in the footsteps of his three older brothers, all football stars, the young Griffin trained hard to get in shape and lose... Kennedy’s request, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (D-Montana) becomes the first U. official to refuse to make an optimistic public comment on the progress of the war.

On this day in 1864, Confederate General Archibald Gracie Jr.

is killed in the trenches at Petersburg, Virginia, when an artillery shell explodes near him.

An energy-trading company based in Houston, Texas, Enron was formed in 1985 as the merger of two gas companies, Houston Natural Gas...

Since 1997, Toyota had been providing research money to UC scientists and engineers who studied...

Gracie was born in New York City in 1832 (his grandfather built Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor of New York) and graduated... What is known as “Mc Carthyism” began on February...

Following a year of severely strained relations between the United States and Cuba, Cuban leader Fidel Castro openly declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist. The condemnation, which was equivalent to a censure, related to Mc Carthy’s controversial investigation of suspected communists in the U. On this day in 1997, Good Will Hunting, a movie that will earn childhood friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon a Best Screenplay Oscar and propel them to Hollywood stardom, premieres in Los Angeles.Kristen Stewart IS dating personal assistant and close pal Alicia Cargile after all, the Hollywood actress’ mum has confirmed. After splitting from her Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson two years ago following THOSE Rupert Sanders kissing pictures, Kristen has now found love with Alicia, who she was romantically linked with back in January. We all choose our friends so we should be free to choose our lovers.’ EXCLUSIVE: It looks like Kristen Stewart has moved on from her ex, Robert Pattinson, and possibly from men in general as she is seen enjoying a romantic getaway with her gal pal, Alicia Cargile.Now Kristen’s mum Jules Stewart, 55, has confirmed the pair are dating as she tells how happy she is her daughter has found love. The pair have been seen hanging out frequently together and it appears that the two are an item as they walked around the beach hand-in-hand.Making his first annual address to Congress, President James K.Polk belligerently reasserts the 1823 Monroe Doctrine and calls for aggressive American expansion into the West.On this day in 1823, President James Monroe delivers his annual message to Congress and calls for a bold new approach to American foreign policy that eventually became known as the “Monroe Doctrine.” Monroe told Congress, and the world’s empires, that “the American continents are henceforth not to be considered...