History

History

Warren sworn in as U.S. chief justice

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.

History

Bee history: Freight train blasts shock area

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.

Watch Pony Express riders depart Sacramento, just like old times

A Pony Express rider departs Old Sacramento on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, to help trace the historic route across the United States to Missouri. More than 550 riders will participate on a path that starts by following the American River to Folsom.