This Week in History
Richard Sergiovanni was born.
KathiAnn O’Sheil was born.
Mickey Mantle was born.
1944 – Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he said “I shall return.”
1968 – Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.
Wil Pops Gilliard was born.
1879 – Thomas Edison invented a workable incandescent electric lamp.
Janine DaSilva was born.
Janet Jenkusky Brady was born.
1962 – President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
1979 – The deposed Shah of Iran, was allowed in the United States for medical treatment. This action led to the Iran hostage crisis.
Annette Lord was born.
1973 – President Richard Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.
1983 – A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors.
Robin Caparella Hoffman was born.
Marni Sugar was born.
1931 – The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic.
1945 – The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect.
1400 – Geoffrey Chaucer died in London.
1983 – The United States invaded the Caribbean nation of Grenada.
1825 – The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, opened.
2005 – The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years.