This Week in History
Sean Boyle was born.
Johanna O’Connor was born.
Julia Dionne was born.
1824 – The presidential election between John Q. Adams, Andrew Jackson, William Crawford, and Henry Clay was turned over to the House of Representatives due to the lack of an electoral-vote majority.
1998 – Exxon and Mobil agreed to merge, creating the world’s largest corporation.
Olivia Becker was born.
Mike Scala was born.
1980 – Sister Maura Clark, a Belle Harbor native and Stella Maris HS grad, serving as a missionary in El Salvador, was murdered by members of the military of El Salvador.
Barbara King was born.
Diane Cardwell was born.
Bob-O Gates was born.
1833 – Oberlin College in Ohio became the first coed institution of higher learning in the U.S.
1967 – Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard performed the world’s first successful human heart transplant.
1783 – George Washington delivered his farewell address to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City.
1993 – Rock musician and composer Frank Zappa died at age 52.
Dan Guarino was born.
1791 – Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35.
1933 – The 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing prohibition, was ratified.
Tori Dresch was born.
Sophia Skeans was born.
1884 – Construction of the Washington Monument was completed.
1973 – Gerald Ford was sworn in as vice president, replacing Spiro T. Agnew.
Heidi Woolover was born.
1941 – The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
2002 – Iraq formally declared to the UN that it had no weapons of mass destruction.
Mary Heslin Reed was born.
Rachel Bernstein was born.
1941 – The U.S. entered World War ll
1980 – John Lennon, former member of the Beatles, was shot and killed in New York City by a deranged fan.