This Week In History


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…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

December 19   1843: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens first went on sale. 1941: Adolf Hitler became Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army. 1972:…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

December 5   1884: The Washington Monument was completed. 1897: London became the world’s first city to license taxicabs. 1947: The Everglades National Park in…