This Week in History


1952 -Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen peas.

1957 – The Soviet Union sent the first animal, a dog named Laika, into space aboard the Sputnik II. Laika died in orbit.



John Shannon was born.


1842 – Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.

2008 -Democratic senator Barack Obama wins the presidential election against Sen. John McCain, taking 338 electoral votes to McCain’s 161



Howard Schwach was born.

Brian Van Dexter was born.


1872 – Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the presidential election (she was trying to vote for President Grant).

1994 – At 45, George Foreman, became the oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.



Billy Beef Timothy was born.

William Hickey was born.

Vinnie Furlong was born.


1860 – Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States.

1913 – Mohandas Gandhi led a march of miners in South Africa. He was arrested three times in the first four days of the march.



Brian Hullah was born.

Don Olsen was born.

Mickey Green was born.

Victoria Meier was born.


1944 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.



Courtney Cullen was born.

Victoria Moriarty was born.


1889 – Montana became the 41st state.

1892 – Former president Grover Cleveland beat incumbent Benjamin Harrison and became the only president to win nonconsecutive terms in the White House.



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.

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