TODAY IN HISTORY
On Aug. 4, 1830, plans for the city of Chicago were laid out.
In 1964, the bodies of missing civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and
James Chaney were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi.
In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission voted 4-0 to abolish the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and television stations to present balanced coverage of controversial issues.
In 2019, a masked gunman fired on revelers enjoying
summer nightlife in a popular entertainment district of Dayton, Ohio, leaving nine people dead and 27 wounded.
nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate that had been improperly stored for years in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, exploded, killing more than 200 people; it was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded.