This Week in History
Paddy Tubz was born.
Sonny Livingston was born.
Brian Cori was born.
1945 – U.S. Marines raised the American flag on Iwo Jima.
1997 – Scottish scientists announced the successful cloning of a sheep, Dolly.
Peter McFadden was born.
Marvin Eisenstadt was born.
1821 – Mexico declared its independence from Spain.
1980 – The U.S. hockey team defeated Finland to win the gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics.
Briege McGarrity was born.
1570 – Elizabeth I, Queen of England, was excommunicated by Pope Pius V.
1964 – Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) became world heavyweight boxing champion for the first time by knocking out Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.
Major James G. McKeon, Esq. was born.
Steph Norton was born.
Suzanne Corrigan was born.
Laura Reynolds Bean was born.
1919 – Grand Canyon National Park was established.
1993 – A bomb exploded at the World Trade Center in New York. The blast killed six people and injured more than 1,000.
1951 – The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, limiting the President to two terms.
1991 – Kuwait was liberated in the Gulf War.
Christine Mastros was born.
Jean Supple was born.
Kevin Judge was born a day later.
1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H aired. It was the most watched television program in history.
Pat McCarthy was born.
Robin Redmond-Tozza was born.
1961 – President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.