This Week in History


Kevin O’Connor was born.

Jim Spellman was born in 1952

Tommy Lawler was born


1994 -Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany and the Baltic states.

1997 – Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al-Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris.



Loretta Courtney was born.


1807 – Former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason.

1939 – World War II began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.



James Turchiano was born.


1901 – Vice President Theodore Roosevelt gave his “speak softly and carry a big stick” speech, regarding foreign policy, at the Minnesota State Fair.

1945 – Japan’s formal surrender in World War II was celebrated as Victory over Japan (V-J) Day.



Marybeth Galvin was born.

Conor Leary was born.

Matt Long was born.

Jeannine Hartman was born.


1783 – The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War between the United States and Great Britain.

1974 – Frank Robinson was named the first African American manager in Major League Baseball.



Anthony Weiner was born.


1781 – The city of Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers.

1972 – U. S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a record seventh gold medal at the Munich Summer Olympics.



Don Riepe was born.

Patrice Riordan McCann was born.


1698 – Russia’s Peter the Great levied a tax on bearded men.

1836 – The Republic of Texas made military hero Sam Houston its first president.



John Moroney III was born.


1995 – Baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s iron man record by playing in his 2,131st straight game.

1997 – More than 2 billion people watched Princess Diana’s funeral on TV.

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