This Week In History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

November 14   1533: Conquistadors from Spain led by Francisco Pizarro (1471-1541) arrived in Cajamarca, Inca Empire, precipitating the destruction of that empire and culture….



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

October 31   1864: Nevada became the 36th state. 1892: The Sherlock Holmes detective stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) were published for the…





THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

October 3   1863: President Abraham Lincoln declared that  Thanksgiving Day is the last Thursday in November. 1942: The first successful launch of a V-2…


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

September 26   1580: Sir Francis Drake returned to London after circumnavigating of the Earth. 1933: Irish-American gangster George “Machine Gun Kelly” Barnes was captured…


THIS WEEKS IN HISTORY

September 19   1902: The congregation of Shiloh Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., stampeded to the exit, thinking the church on fire, trampling or suffocating…