This Week in History


Kevin Cashen was born.

Suzanne Valentine was born.

Kevin Manning was born.

1939  – The movie Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.

1944 – Band leader Glenn Miller disappeared in a plane crash over the English Channel.



Elizabeth Hanna was born.

Stephen O’Sullivan was born.

Kevin Conlon was born.

1773 – The Boston Tea Party took place.

1944 – The Battle of the Bulge during World War II began in Belgium.



Dylan Watton was born.

Gerard Pisano was born.

Kathleen Lalsie was born.

Denis Koufos was born.

Jerry Scannell was born.

1903 – Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first flight in a heavier-than-air plane at Kitty Hawk, N.C.



Bridget Carson Scala was born.

Cindy Gold was born.

Irene Rocha was born.

1956 – Japan was admitted to the U.N.

2000 – George W. Bush received 271 votes in the delayed Electoral College balloting.



Barbara Lev was born.

Jim Morton was born.

Brian Beehler was born.

1998 – President Bill Clinton was impeached on two counts by the House.

2003 – Muammar al-Qaddafi of Libya announced they would discontinue development of weapons of mass destruction.



John F. Kimball was born.

Lou Romas was born.

1913 – The Mona Lisa was recovered in Florence after having been stolen two years earlier (August 1911) from the Louvre.



Tana Drysdale Hickey was born.

Eileen McBride was born.

1891 -The first basketball game, invented at Springfield College in Massachusetts by James E. Naismith, was played.

1988 – A terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pan Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.

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