This Week in History
1962 – Philadelphia Warriors’ center, Wilt Chamberlain, scored an NBA-record 100 points in a basketball game.
2001- The Taliban began the destruction of ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan.
Joseph Manno was born.
Brian Blum was born.
Katelyn Lawler was born.
Lee Ann Ferriola was born.
1845 – Florida became the 27th state.
1931 – The “Star-Spangled Banner” was adopted as the national anthem.
Joan Roughneen Donohue was born.
Ed Wilkinson was born.
1789- The Constitution of the United States went into effect.
1861 – Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated.
1770 – The Boston Massacre, a pre-Revolutionary incident that grew out of anger towards British troops, occurred. Five anti-British rioters were killed.
1933 – In the last free elections in Germany until after World War II, the Nazi Party received 44% of the vote.
Michelle Gunn was born.
Mike McMahon was born.
1981 – Walter Cronkite, “the most trusted man in America,” retired from the CBS Evening News and was replaced by Dan Rather.
1997 – Queen Elizabeth II launched the first royal website.
Joe Miller was born.
Kathy Stathis was born.
Anna Wolfe was born.
Lisa Kellachan was born.
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.
1945 – During World War II, U.S. troops crossed the bridge at Remagen, the first incursion into Germany by Allied forces.
Gerry Casey was born.
Sharon Powell was born.
Patricia Murray was born.
1948 – The Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools violated the Constitution.
1950 – The Soviet Union claimed to be in possession of the atomic bomb.
1965 – First U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam.