This Week in History

July 4 

Kevin “KC” O’Brien was born.

The United States of America was born.

Neil Rowe was born.

Christine Mahoney-Schneider was born.


1826 – Former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died.

1831 – Former president James Monroe died.


July 5

Michael Kohler was born.

Tina Schlissel was born.


1811 – Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.

1996 – Dolly, the first sheep cloned from adult cells, was born.


July 6 

Kathy McCormack was born.

Donald Gallagher was born.

Norrin Radd was born.


1535 – Sir Thomas More was beheaded after refusing to join Henry VIII and the Church of England.

1944 – A fire caused by inept fire-eaters in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers Circus in Hartford, Conn., killed over 160 people.



Maureen Del Vecchio was born.

Eileen McLaughlin was born.

Christine Stengel Puma was born.

Michael Herman was born.

1946 – Italian-born Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized, becoming the first American saint.

1981 – President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor for the Supreme Court.



Patty Marsibilio was born.

Thomas Thompson was born.

Laura Johnson-Rivera was born.

Anthony Girlando was born.


1950 – General Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of the United Nations forces in Korea.



Tom Jodice was born.

Mary Lou Raaf was born.

Michael Burke was born.


1997 – Boxer Mike Tyson was temporarily banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear.

2002 – Baseball’s All-Star Game ended in a tie after 11 innings. Both sides had run out of pitchers.



Sherman Tank Von Dalton Vielandi was born.

Karen Zandalasini was born.


1973 – The Bahamas became independent from Great Britain.

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