This Week in History

April 4

Rick Anthony was born.

Karen Macklin was born.


1973 – The ribbon was cut to open the World Trade Center in New York City.

1983 – Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.


April 5

Mary Lacey Morgan was born.


1887 – Anne Sullivan makes the breakthrough to Helen Keller by spelling “water” in the manual alphabet.

1971 – Canadian Fran Phipps became the first woman to reach the North Pole.


April 6

Glenn DiResto was born.

Eileen Lennon was born.

Kevin Dolan was born.

Gina Haggerty was born.


1830 – Joseph Smith and five others organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York.

1917 – U.S. declared war on Germany and entered World War I.


April 7

Cliff Shevlin was born.

Alan Camhi was born.

Mike Charles was born.

Joe Visco was born.

Jessica Woods was born.

1913 – 5,000 suffragists march to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., seeking the vote for women.


April 8

Jimmy Morgan was born.


1974 – Henry “Hank” Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, breaking Babe Ruth’s record.

1992 – Tennis ace Arthur Ashe announced that he had AIDS.


April 9

Joan Fitzgerald Thompson was born.

Donovan Richards was born.

Joyce Somerville was born.

Kieran O’Sullivan was born.


1963 – Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.

2003 -American Marines pulled down Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad after U.S. commanders declared his rule ended.

2005 – Britain’s Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles.


April 10

Sandra Schunck was born.

Patrick O’Toole was born.


1912 – Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage.

1970 – Paul McCartney announced the official split of the Beatles.

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