TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Dec. 21, 1988
270 people were killed when a terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pam Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, sending wreckage crashing to the ground.
ON THIS DATE 1620
Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass.
The first basketball game, devised by James Naismith, is believed to have been played at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass.
The U.S. government began requiring passport applicants to provide photographs of themselves.