This Week in History


Geoff Rawling was born.

Brian James McManus was born.

John Reinhardt was born.

Kerri McGuinness Ward was born.

Timra Sullivan Mannino was born.

Bryan Henry was born.


79 a.d. – Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

1989 – Pete Rose was banned from baseball for gambling.



Mary Cassidy Kennedy was born.

Fran Tuccio was born.


1916 – The Department of the Interior created the National Park Service to manage and preserve national parks and monuments for future generations.

1944 – Paris was liberated from Nazi occupation by Allied forces.



1920 -The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.

1939 – The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds.



Walter Meyer was born.

Bob Bruns was born.

John Riordan was born.

2003 – Mars made its closest approach to earth in 60,000 years.



Dennis Cummins was born.

Michael Cozmo Nolan was born.

Melisa Ritchie was born.

Jennifer Powell Sullivan was born.


1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial to civil rights demonstrators.

1968 – Anti-Vietnam war protesters and police clashed in the streets of Chicago while the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.



Robert Coughlin was born.

Sunshine Hastings was born.

Bill Estes was born.


1966 -The Beatles played their last major live concert at Candlestick Park, California.

2005 -Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing more than 1,000.



Joseph Courtney was born.

Ann Hamilton Reen was born.

Bryan Doremus was born.


1983 – The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.

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