This Week In History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

May 9 1960: The Food and Drug Administration approved Searle’s Enovid, making it the world’s first approved oral contraceptive pill. 1961: Jim Gentile of the…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

April 25 1953: Francis Crick and James D. Watson published “Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid” describing the double helix…


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

April 18 1506: The cornerstone for St. Peter’s Basilica is laid at the Vatican. 1775: Paul Revere and others warn countryman of the British advancement…




THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

March 28 1802: German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers (1758-1840) of Bremen discovered the second asteroid known to man, dubbed 2 Pallas. 1814: The Royal…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

March 14         1794: Eli Whitney was granted a patent for the cotton gin.          1903: The Hay-Herran Treaty, granting the United States…