Oct. 5, 1953: Earl Warren, swearing to “do equally right to the poor and the rich,” became 14th chief justice of the United States and then presided over the opening session of the Supreme Court’s 1953-54 term.
April 29, 1973: A five-hour series of devastating explosions ripped through a bomb-laden freight train near Roseville yesterday like a slow-motion string of giant firecrackers, causing the evacuation of thousands of area residents.
The California State Historic Governor's Mansion Foundation is proposing an educational center about the state's governors for an old building on 15th and I Streets, around the corner from the old home.
Sacramento City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend the boundaries of the Winn Park Historic District to include the three homes at 1616, 1620 and 1624 21st St in midtown Sacramento, California.
Martin Luther King Jr. died 50 years ago April 4, 1968 and the commemoration of his assassination coincides with protests of the shooting of Stephon Clark by Sacramento police, but the understanding of racial injustice King fought for has evaporated with a lack of tolerance for what we face now.
On April 4, 1991, four gunmen walked into a Good Guys electronics store on Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento and took 39 people hostage in a standoff that lasted for 81/2. Six people died, 10 were wounded and the siege would be called the largest hostage-rescue event in U.S. history.hours.
Luella Johnston was the first City Council member in Sacramento and California history and is believed to be the first council member in United States history. She is being honored during Women’s History Month with a plaque at City Hall.
After nine months of planning, a Revolutionary War festival planned to be held this April at Elk Grove Regional Park has been canceled due to local codes that prohibit use of firearms, the Elk Grove Citizen reported last week.