This Week in History


Virginia Dobles was born.

Lynn Iudica was born.

Alanna Hogan was born.

Megan Rochelle was born.


1938 – A hurricane struck New York and New England with extensive damage and more than 600 deaths.

1996 – John F. Kennedy, Jr. married Carolyn Bessette.


September 22

Craig Carey was born.

Anna Murphy was born.

Eileen Bartholomeo was born.


1862 – President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, proposing to free all slaves of rebel states as of Jan. 1, 1863.


September 23

Al Bags was born.

Kathy Moriarty-Courtney was born.

John McCabe was born


1806 – After a three-year journey to the Pacific Northwest, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis.


September 24

Barbara Serena was born.

Jay Youngberg was born.

Karen Mulvihill was born.


1957 – The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.

1996 – The United States and the world’s other major nuclear powers signed a treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.


September 25

Marilyn Raphael was born.


1775 – Ethan Allen was captured by the British.

1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.


September 26

1789 – Thomas Jefferson was appointed America’s first Secretary of State.

1960 – Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised presidential debate.


September 27

Sean Greene was born.

John Cosgrove was born.

James Charles was born.

Fr. Bill Sweeney was born.


1964 – The Warren Commission report concluded that there was no conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

1998 – Mark McGwire hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the regular season.

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