This Week in History


William “The Boss” Edwards was born.

John Henley was born.

1861- Jefferson Davis was chosen as the president of the Confederate States of America.

1964 – The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. 


Kenny Good was born.

Heather McElhinney was born.

1942 – Glenn Miller received the first-ever gold record for selling a million copies of “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” 

1996- IBM’s computer, Deep Blue, beat the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, in the first game of their match.


Joanne Smith was born.

Michael McGee was born. 

Chickie Belford was born.

1809 – Robert Fulton patented the steamboat.

2012 – Pop star Whitney Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, the night before the annual Grammy Awards. 


Ryan Olsen was born

1973 – The first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam War. 1999- The Senate voted to acquit President Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. 


Rita Martin was born.

Kathy Mullen Blum was born. 

Eric Ulrich was born. 

Chris Urciuoli was born.

1935- Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of murder in the Lindbergh kidnapping case.

1960 – France set off its first atomic bomb. 


Jackie Corney was born.

Susanne Blum was born.

Rob Clifford was born.

Frank Full Time Plumber was born.

1929 – Members of Al Capone’s gang killed rival gang members in the St. Valentine’s Day massacre. 


Maureen Doherty was born.

Kathleen Fraser was born.

1965 – The Maple Leaf Flag officially became the new national flag of Canada.


Dina Hanning was born.

Metta Kaskel was born.

Grace O’Malley was born.

1959 – Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista.

1968 – The country’s first 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala.

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