This Week in History
Dina Hanning was born.
Metta Kaskel was born.
Grace O’Malley was born.
1959 – Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista.
1968 – The country’s first 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala.
Steve Stathis was born.
Joanna Ostrander was born.
1801 – The electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr was broken by the House of Representatives who elected Jefferson president.
1962 – Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit “Surfin.”
Eddy Pastore was born.
1885 – “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain was published.
1953 – First 3D film “Bwana Devil” premieres in NYC.
Alex Venier was born.
Heather Leonard was born.
Jeannemarie Morris was born.
1878 - Thomas Edison patented the gramophone (phonograph).
1968 – The first nationwide broadcast of “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” aired on PBS.
Dan Mundy Sr. was born.
1895 – Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, author, and orator, died.
1962 – John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth.
Jen Lawler was born.
Judy Jones Lindner was born.
Nancy Egan Moran was born.
Maryjo Carnacchio was born.
Lauren Chiffriller was born.
1878 – The first telephone book was issued (New Haven, Conn.).
1965 – Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated.
1879 – Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first “Five Cent Store” in Utica, New York.
1935 – Airplanes were no longer permitted to fly over the White House.