Today in history for Sept. 30

Jack Carter, Wichita State University graduate student, programs a computer to make rapid, accurate translations from the Samoan language into English in Wichita, Kan., Sept. 30, 1968. It’s part of a project using computers to translate scientific, research and other data from any foreign language into English. Although he has never heard Samoan spoken, Carter understands the languages grammar and was able to program the computer. (AP Photo)

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2020. There are 92 days left in the year. Continue reading “Today in history for Sept. 30”

Today in history for Sept. 24

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Flames silhouette Union Oil refinery in Romeoville, Illinois, Saturday, Sept. 24, 1977 as blaze in oil and gas storage tanks continues to rage. The fire, believed to have been caused by lightning, involves three storage tanks. Fireman, kept at a distance by intense heat, are concentrating on watering down nearby tanks in an effort to minimize threat to additional tanks exploding. (AP Photo)

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 24, the 268th day of 2020. There are 98 days left in the year. Continue reading “Today in history for Sept. 24”

Today in history for Sept. 23

GIs of a mortar platoon are silhouetted on their hilltop position as they fire their weapon at suspected enemy positions south of the demilitarized zone in South Vietnam, Sept. 23, 1970. The soldiers are from the U.S. 5th Mechanized Division. (AP Photo/Henri Huet)

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 23, the 267th day of 2020. There are 99 days left in the year. Continue reading “Today in history for Sept. 23”

Today in history for Sept. 22

This Sept. 22, 1993 file photo shows the wreckage of the Amtrak Sunset Limited train north of Mobile, Ala. A barge hit a railroad bridge and minutes later the train hit the bent tracks and plunged into the bayou, killing 47 people. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File)

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2020. There are 100 days left in the year. Continue reading “Today in history for Sept. 22”