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Today in history: Aug. 7
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Today in history: Aug. 7

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Allied forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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The Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the Supreme Court, and more event…

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President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January …

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