This Week in History

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.

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 with Helen Keller by spelling “water” in the manual alphabet.

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

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