This Week In History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

August 29   1786: The United States negotiated with Spain for free navigation of the Mississippi River. 1831: Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, in London,…


THIS WEEKS IN HISTORY

August 22         1654: Jacob Barsimson became the first Jewish immigrant to America when he  arrived in New Amsterdam. 1902: Theodore Roosevelt became the…




THIS WEEKS IN HISTORY

August 1   1498: Christopher Columbus became the first European to visit what is now Venezuela. 1774: British scientist Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas, corroborating…






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…