This Week in History


Patty Radigan was born.

Ellen Rayder Collins was born.

John Doherty was born.


1888 – Jack the Ripper killed his last victim, Mary Jane Kelly.

1989 – Borders between East and West Germany were opened and the Berlin Wall began to be dismantled the next day.



Mick Schramm was born.

Mark Mina was born.

Ryan Woerner was born.

Christine Casares was born.

Michelle Giambra was born.


1871 – Journalist and explorer Henry Stanley found the missing David Livingstone in Central Africa and made his famous comment, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

1969 – Sesame Street premiered on PBS TV.



1620 – The Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower.

1992 – The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.



Janet Fash was born.


1954 – Ellis Island stopped serving as the chief immigration station for the United States. Twenty million immigrants went through Ellis Island in its 62 years of operation.

2001- American Airlines Flight 587 crashed down in Belle Harbor.



Amy McDade was born.


1927 -The world’s first long, mechanically ventilated underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, opened between New York and New Jersey.

1956 – The Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on buses.



Cathy Mulholland was born.

Ryan Quigley was born.

Michael Gliner was born.

Linda Carter-Murray was born.

Ellen May Banks was born.

Keri McManus was born.


1851 – Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick was published.  It mentions Rockaway in the first chapter.



Angelina Intrabartola Corrigan was born.

Roger Clark was born.

Elisabetta Di Stefano was born.


1806 – Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak.

1969 – About 250,000 protesters against the Vietnam War, the largest war protest ever, converged peacefully on Washington, DC.

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