This Week in History


Kate Johnson was born.

Yarden Flatow was born.


1939 – The Spanish Civil War ended.

1979 – A nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island, near Harrisburg, PA, occurred.



Grace Leahy was born.

Davina Grincevicius was born.

Chris Howard was born.


1973 – The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam.

1999 – The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 10,000 for the first time at 10,006.78.


March 30

Patrick Brady was born. The earth stood still.

Judy Aiken was born.

Marie Allen was born.

Bob Ferriola was born.

Andy Lauro was born.

Melissa Carrington was born.


1842 – Anesthesia was used for the first time in an operation.

1964 – The game show Jeopardy! debuted on television.

1981 – President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest by John Hinckley.


March 31

Artie Boyland was born.

Lauren Ferriola was born.


1889 – The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opened.

1918 – Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States.


April 1

Matthew Harris was born.

Gina McKenna Markle was born.

Beth McMahon was born.


1945 – American forces landed on Okinawa during World War II.

1976 – Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer.


April 2

Anthony Markle was born.

Denise Neibel was born.

MaryBeth Chickie Raphael was born.

Debbie Gallagher was born.


1932 – Charles Lindbergh paid a $50,000 ransom for the return of his kidnapped son.

2005 – Pope John Paul II died.


April 3

Gail McGuire Allen was born.

Colleen Miley-Burke was born.


1936 – Bruno Hauptmann was electrocuted for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.

1996 – Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was arrested.

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