This Week in History
Tom Sullivan was born.
1925 – John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.
1969 -Midnight Cowboy, the only X-rated film to win a best picture Oscar, was released.
Lloyd Carroll was born.
Thomas Carroll was born.
Felicia Johnson was born.
Kristine McManus was born.
1959 – Pittsburgh Pirates’ Harvey Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves before losing, 1–0, in the 13th.
1977 – George Willig, “the human fly,” scaled the World Trade Center. It took Willig three and a half hours to make the climb.
Wil Hurley was born.
Kerin Whalen was born.
Kevin Kelleher was born.
Nadia Murphy was born.
Christopher Wallace was born.
Charlie Zurheide was born.
Ralph Mazza was born.
1937 – Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened.
Patricia O’Hara was born.
Mandy George was born.
1957 – Baseball owners voted to allow the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants to move to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.
Jen LaPrice was born.
1790 – Rhode Island became the 13th state in the United States, the last of the original colonies to ratify the Constitution.
1953 – Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
John Manning was born.
Deirdre Cori O’Donoghue was born.
Sean Carroll was born.
1431 – Joan of Arc was burned at the stake as a heretic.
1911 – The first Indianapolis 500 was won by Ray Harroun.
Kathleen Baumann was born.
Alison Boyle was born.
Lynn Olsen-Pagano was born.
1962 – Former Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel.