This Week in History


June 14

Bill Quigley was born.


1775 - The United States Army was founded.

1954 - On Flag Day, President Eisenhower signed the bill into law to insert the words "under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance.


June 15

Marni Rhyne was born.

Luke Raphael Tomasetti was born.


1215 - King John sealed the Magna Carta.

1923 - Lou Gehrig made his New York Yankee debut as a pinch runner.


June 16

Nicole Taylor-Lang was born.

Suntan Dan Edwards was born.

Shane Shackelford was born.

John Ayrey was born.

Christine Slowey was born.

Mikey McElhatton was born.


1858 - Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, "a house divided against itself cannot stand."

2004 - The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.


June 17

Brendan Brosch was born.

Michael Reinhardt was born.


1775 - The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.

1994 - O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.


June 18

1815 - Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces.

1983 - Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.


June 19

Tom Long was born.

Tom Kushner was born.

Rockaway Rod was born.


1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved.

1977 - Pope Paul VI proclaimed John Neumann, the first male saint from the United States.


June 20

Ben Carlos Thypin was born.

Kevin Cregan was born.


1893 - Lizzie Borden, accused of murdering her parents, was found innocent by a jury in New Bedford, Mass.

1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.