Stories Related to This Day In History, June 17, 2019

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  • Saudi gunman tweeted against U.S. before naval base shooting
    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption the attack was an act of terrorism. Investigators are also trying to establish whether the killer, 2nd Lt. More
  • America’s influence waning under Trump
    It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin. Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, America’s global influence is waning. More
  • Woodstock City Council overrules concerns about 5-story apartment building for downtown
    The proposed five-story apartment building for Woodstock’s downtown is moving forward despite some concern from the Historic Preservation Commission and at least one nearby resident. The commission is tasked with reviewing all major changes in the Downtown Business Historic Preservation District and recently denied a certificate of appropriateness for the design of the building. More
  • Group of residents trying to petition to dissolve Oakwood Hills
    A group of Oakwood Hills residents aims to put a resolution to dissolve the village on the March election ballot, sparking another group wanting to “Save Oakwood Hills” to form in response. Richard Studer, one of the organizers of the group looking to dissolve Oakwood Hills, has lived in the village for 15 years with his wife. More
  • Redevelopment proposal for Huntley's Catty property moving forward
    The Huntley Village Board has agreed to continue discussions with a West Dundee-based LLC for the redevelopment of the Catty property, 11117 S. Church St. The village closed on the property in 2017 for about $425,000 as part of its downtown revitalization effort. Redevelopment of the property has generated little interest in the past. More
  • 'We saw history happen': The landmark day the Ironbridge towers came down
    Harworth, the owners of the power station, said the cooling towers were falling down anyway – you could see them cracking if you stood inside. We saw history happen, but that is exactly what it was.
    12/6/2019 - 8:09 pm | View Link
  • Shemar Moore reveals how and why S.W.A.T. features the fittest cast in TV cop drama history
    Two things are immediately apparent about the cast of S.W.A.T., Foxtel’s hyper-dynamic drama about a special police operations unit in LA. They’re racially diverse. And they are remarkably fit.
    12/6/2019 - 7:05 pm | View Link
  • Former Newsday beat writer Steve Zipay writes book on Rangers' history
    The book is a collection of the 50 most significant players and moments in the franchise’s 94-year history, as rated by Zipay. It tells well-researched and fascinating stories from the franchise’s ...
    12/6/2019 - 6:21 pm | View Link
  • This Day in History: Pearl Harbor is bombed by Japan
    On this day in 1941, more than 2,400 Americans were killed in a surprise military attack on the United States’ naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.The attack was carried out by the Japanese Navy Air ...
    12/6/2019 - 3:00 pm | View Link
  • This Day in History: Dec. 6
    1907: The worst mining disaster in U.S. history occurs as 362 men and boys die in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W. Va.
    12/5/2019 - 8:52 pm | View Link
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