This Week In History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

May 8   1912: Paramount Pictures was founded in Hollywood, Calif. 1953: Born on this day: U.S. singer/songwriter Billy Burnette (Fleetwood Mac) and rock musician…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

April 24   1737: The first newspaper in the United States, the News-Letter, began publishing in Boston. 1800: The U.S. Library of Congress was established…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

April 17   1949: Twenty-six of 32 Irish counties officially left the British Commonwealth and became the Republic of Ireland. 1965: The Ford Mustang was…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

March 27   1975: Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System began. 1998: The Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for use as a treatment for…


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

March 20   1760: The “Great Fire” of Boston, Mass., destroyed 349 buildings. 1852: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” was published in…


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

March 13   1639: Harvard College was named for clergyman John Harvard. 1781: William Herschel discovered Uranus. 1901: 23rd President Benjamin Harrison died in Indianapolis…