This Week In History

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….




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…