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1993

16-year-old Keron Thomas goes on a NY subway joyride

Good job there wasn’t a replacement rail serviceLots of young boys are obsessed with trains. But one 16 year-old kid took his interest slightly too far. On this day in 1993, Keron Thomas pretended to be a New York City subway driver, signed on for a shift and drove an A train around Manhattan for three hours before being discovered.

He managed to operate the vehicle without incident u... Read more >

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1945

V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain

On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.

8 May spelt the day when German troops throughout Europe finally laid down their arms: In Prague, Germans surrendered to their Soviet counte... Read more >