This Week In History

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…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

August 29   1786: The United States negotiated with Spain for free navigation of the Mississippi River. 1831: Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, in London,…


THIS WEEKS IN HISTORY

August 22         1654: Jacob Barsimson became the first Jewish immigrant to America when he  arrived in New Amsterdam. 1902: Theodore Roosevelt became the…




THIS WEEKS IN HISTORY

August 1   1498: Christopher Columbus became the first European to visit what is now Venezuela. 1774: British scientist Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas, corroborating…