This Week in History



George Brennan was born.

Janet Deering was born.


1775 - The United Colonies changed their name to the United States.

1929 -  Vatican City became a sovereign state.


June 8

Jack Sheridan was born.

Kirsten Romas was born.


1968 - James Earl Ray, who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr., was arrested.

1982 - President Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament.


June 9

Phillis Rogoff was born.

Amanda Rochford was born.

Mary O’Loughlin Gallagher was born.


1934 - Donald Duck made his screen debut in The Wise Little Hen.

1973 - Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.


June 10

Ryan Frontera was born.

Alex Moule was born.


1935 -  Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by "Bill W."

1967 - The Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, Egypt, and Jordan ended.


June 11

Bill Gehlhaus was born.

Khaleel Anderson was born.

Alyssa Santiago was born.


1770 - Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .

2001 - Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.


June 12

1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.

1942 - Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.


June 13

Michael Clark was born.

Sandi Rose was born.

Vicky Bacalles Comiano was born.


1966 - The U.S. Supreme Court set forth in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must advise suspects of their rights upon taking them into custody.

1983 - The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system.