This Week in History


Janine Tyne Courtney was born.

Jo-Anne Mullen was born.

Bob Mulholland was born.


1953 – Lucy Ricardo gave birth to baby Ricky on I Love Lucy. More people tuned in to watch the show than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.

2001 –  President Clinton admitted he made false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky.



Owen M. McVeigh was born.


1964 –  The Beatles released their first album in the United States, Meet the Beatles.



Judith Wanderer was born.

Al Caruso was born.


1793 – King Louis XVI was guillotined for treason.

1977 – President Carter pardoned most Vietnam War draft evaders.



Kieran Courtney was born.


1901 – Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 63 years (the 4th longest among longest-reigning monarchs).

1973 – Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at age 64.



Kerry O’Grady was born.

Owen T. McVeigh was born.

Pete Acquavella was born


1556 – The deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in Shansi, China.

1973 – President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.



Guy Maranga was born.

Kim Green was born.

Danny McFadden was born.



2003 – The Department of Homeland Security, under Tom Ridge, became a cabinet department.

1848 – Gold was first discovered in California, in Sutter’s mill. When President Polk announced the news in December, the gold rush began.



Mara Brady was born.

Ed Mills was born.

Janet McDonnell was born.

Fran Reddon was born.


1890 – Nellie Bly bested Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days by completing her circumnavigation in 72 days.

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