This Week in History
Eddie McGrath was born.
Shivaun Prendergast was born.
Genevieve Shaw was born.
Brooke Manley was born.
1642 – The city of Montreal was founded by the French.
1980 – Mount St. Helens, in Washington state, erupted after being dormant for 123 years.
Roy Richter was born.
Desmond McGowan was born.
1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded.
1962 – Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to president John F. Kennedy.
1994 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York.
1927 – Charles Lindbergh began the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, departing from Long Island aboard the Spirit of Saint Louis.
1932 – Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Lynne Light was born.
Jim Murphy was born.
Linda Donovan was born.
1956 – The first hydrogen bomb to be dropped by air exploded over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
1999 – Susan Lucci finally won a Daytime Emmy on her 19th nomination.
Danielle Gannon was born.
1972 – Ceylon became Sri Lanka.
1992 – Johnny Carson hosted the last episode of his Tonight Show.
1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the first passenger service in the United States.
1934 – Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow) were killed in a police shootout.
Linda Caruso was born.
Kara Oberg was born.
Monica Edwards was born.
1844 – Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraph message, in which he asked, “What hath God wrought?”
1935 – Major League Baseball’s first night game was played under the lights at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the hometown Reds defeated Philadelphia, 2–1.