This Week in History

November 17

Marie Marrone Moriarty was born.

Lauren Raphael McCallion was born.

Jaime Jordan was born.

Bob Moran was born.

Finbar Devine was born.


1973 – President Nixon said “I am not a crook.”


November 18

Dylan Courtney was born.

Annie Graves was born.

Jim McDonald was born.

Christy Cook was born.

Colleen Brady was born.


1928 – Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie.

1978 – Jim Jones, a U.S. pastor, led 914 of his followers to their deaths at Jonestown, Guyana, by drinking a cyanide-laced fruit drink. Cult members who refused to swallow the drink were shot.


November 19

Tom J. McVeigh was born.

John Edwards was born.

Bobby O’Hara was born.

Scott McCarthy was born.


1863 – Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the national cemetery on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa.

1985 – Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time in Geneva.


November 20

Maureen Blue-Kraus was born.


1945 – The war crimes trials of 24 German World War II leaders began in Nuremberg, Germany.

1962 – President John F. Kennedy agreed to lift the American blockade of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis.


November 21 

Maribel Araujo was born.

Brian Dickesheid was born.

Elizabeth Feeney was born.

Frak Gulluscio was born.


1922 – Georgia’s Rebecca Felton was sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman U.S. Senator.


November 22

Thomas Tyne was born.

Grace Acquafredda was born.

James Dionne was born.

Maureen Hagner was born.

Dan Mirkin was born.


1497 – Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama became the first navigator to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India.

1963 – John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

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