This Week in History

MAY 18

Eddie McGrath was born.

Shivaun Prendergast was born. 

Genevieve Shaw was born. 

Brooke Manley was born. 

1642 – The city of Montreal was founded by the French.

1980 – Mount St. Helens, in Washington state, erupted after being dormant for 123 years.

MAY 19

Roy Richter was born. 

Desmond McGowan was born.

1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded.

1962 – Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to president John F. Kennedy.

1994 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York.

May 20

1927 – Charles Lindbergh began the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, departing from Long Island aboard the Spirit of Saint Louis.

1932 – Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.

May 21

Lynne Light was born.

Jim Murphy was born.

Linda Donovan was born.

1956 – The first hydrogen bomb to be dropped by air exploded over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

1999 – Susan Lucci finally won a Daytime Emmy on her 19th nomination.

May 22

Danielle Gannon was born.

1972 – Ceylon became Sri Lanka.

1992 – Johnny Carson hosted the last episode of his Tonight Show.

May 23

1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the first passenger service in the United States.

1934 – Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow) were killed in a police shootout.

May 24

Linda Caruso was born.

Kara Oberg was born.

Monica Edwards was born.

1844 –  Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraph message, in which he asked, “What hath God wrought?”

1935 – Major League Baseball’s first night game was played under the lights at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the hometown Reds defeated Philadelphia, 2–1.

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