This Week In History



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

July 10   1913: Death Valley, California, hit 134 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest officially recorded air temperature in the world. 1938: Howard Hughes completed a…


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

July 3   1767: Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, was founded and the first edition published. 1913: Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

June 19   1910: The first Father’s Day was celebrated. 1934: The Federal Communications Commission was established. 1964: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was…


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

June 12   1967: The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declared unconstitutional all U.S. state laws that prohibit interracial marriage. 1987: At…


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

June 5   1956: Elvis Presley introduced his new single, “Hound Dog,” on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements….


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

May 29 1736: Patrick Henry (“Give me liberty or give me death”) was born in Hanover County, Virginia. 1790: Rhode Island ratified the U.S. Constitution….