This Week In History

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…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

April 17   1949: Twenty-six of 32 Irish counties officially left the British Commonwealth and became the Republic of Ireland. 1965: The Ford Mustang was…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

March 27   1975: Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System began. 1998: The Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for use as a treatment for…