Benjamin Civiletti, President Carter's attorney general, issued a legal ruling in 1980 that federal agencies had to close if Congress did not authorize funds.
On Jan. 28, 1986, a staff member interrupted Ronald Reagan's State of the Union preparations: “Mr. President, the shuttle’s blown up!"
The run on alcohol got underway as soon Prohibition was ratified Jan. 16, 1919. And though the ban was eventually repealed, it changed America's drinking culture.
She was a fiery feminist who crusaded for Prohibition, but died before the 18th Amendment's ratification's on Jan. 16, 1919.
Abraham Lincoln's portrait in the White House State Dining Room has seen a lot.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born 90 years ago on Jan. 15, 1929. But the name on his original birth certificate was not Martin.
A century ago, a giant tank filled with 26 million pounds of syrup ruptured, unleashing a flood that killed 21 people and injured 150 more.
None of the Groveland Four are still alive. Two were shot dead and two spent years in prison after Norma Padgett accused them of raping her 70 years ago.
Truman seized the country's steel mills during the Korean War — and lost a Supreme Court challenge. Almost seven decades later, Trump has threatened to declare an emergency to build his border wall.
How a government shutdown and federal employee furlough led to an escaped felon and national crime spree.