This Week in History


Meghan Courtney Flanagan was born.

1969 – Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon.



Michael Prendergast was born.

Barbara Mietzner Innes was born.

Jayden Wilson was born.


1873 – The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang.

1925 – In the “Monkey Trial,” John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee state law by teaching evolution.



Kristina Iudica Hayden was born.

Karen Grupinski was born.

Kevin Donohue was born.


1933 – Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.

1934 – John Dillinger was shot to death outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater.



Clifford Baumann was born.

John Moroney was born.

Rosie Kelly was born.


1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.



Patty Cashman was born.

Kathie Hillis was born.

Lorena DeLa Cruz was born.


1974 – The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

2002 – Nine coal miners were trapped in a mine in Pennsylvania. All were rescued three days later.



Paul Zinskie was born.

Mary Beth Stines was born.


1952 – Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States.

1978 – The world’s first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, was born in Lancashire, England.



Susan Rothstein was born.

Moe McNicholas was born.

Anne Keenan was born.


1788 – New York became the 11th state in the United States.

1947 – President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


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