This Week In History


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

February 20   1685: René-Robert Cavelier claimed Texas for France as he established Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay. 1792: The Postal Service Act, establishing…




THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

February 6   1789: Massachusetts ratified the U.S. Constitution. 1815: New Jersey granted the first American railroad charter to Col. John Stevens III, inventor who…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

January 23   1789: The first Catholic university in the United States, Georgetown College, was founded in Georgetown, Md. (now a part of Washington, D.C.)…


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

January 16   1909: Ernest Shackleton’s expedition discovered the magnetic South Pole. 1953: The first Chevrolet Corvette was introduced at a car show in New…


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

January 9   1788: Connecticut ratified the U.S. Constitution. 1839: The French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype photographic process. 1972: The ocean liner Queen…