This Week in History


1773 – The first public museum in the U.S. was established in Charleston, S.C.

1915 – The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.



Walker Hornung was born.

Scott Ruscillo was born.


1999 – Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. He would “unretire” again in 2001.

2002 – After 17,162 performances, The Fantasticks ended its almost 42-year off – Broadway run.



Bernadette McCann was born.


1954 – Marilyn Monroe married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

1963 – George Wallace sworn in as Alabama’s governor, promising “segregation forever.”



Anne Marie Greene was born.

Joan Prendergast was born.

Mary Butler was born.

Dick Magoolahan was born.

Bob Magoolahan was born.

1967 – The first Super Bowl was played: Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10.



Theresa Turchiano was born.

Terry Schmitt Boyle was born.

Gen Berretta was born.

Kelly Caiazzo was born.


1920 – A year after it was ratified, the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, went into effect.

2003 – Space shuttle Columbia blasted off on what would be its final mission. The craft broke up on its descent on Feb. 1, killing all on board.



Katie Carey Green was born.


1706 – Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston.

1998 – President Clinton became the first sitting U.S. president to testify as a defendant in a criminal or civil suit.



Mary Liz Grosseto was born.


1733 – The first polar bear was exhibited in America, in Boston.

1993 – All 50 states joined in the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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