It was the largest US military invasion since the Vietnam War, and some have called it the most costly drug arrest in history. On December 20, 1989, more than 27,000 US troops invaded Panama.
Read this month's "History's Blotter" article to learn how Truman's attempted assassins were overpowered by White House Police Officers.
In 1906, the District of Columbia played host to “Handcuff King,” Harry Houdini. The great magician and his wife were visiting Washington, DC for Houdini’s performances at the Chase Theater when Metropolitan Police Chief Major Richard Sylvester invited the escape artist to test the Metropolitan Police’s metal.
At precisely 12:01 p.m., a huge explosion rocked the New York Financial District. It shattered windows for blocks around, throwing shards of glass in all directions along with heavy lead slugs believed to have been used as shrapnel in the bomb. The blast killed 38 people and injured hundreds more.