This Week in History


September 20

Melissa Taylor was born.

Jen Walls was born.


1998 - Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. sat out a game, ending his consecutive game playing streak. Ripken played 2,632 consecutive games over 16 seasons.


September 21

Virginia Dobles was born.

Lynn Iudica was born.

Alanna Hogan was born.


1938 - The Great New England Hurricane struck New York and New England with extensive damage and more than 600 deaths.

1996 - John F. Kennedy Jr. married Carolyn Bessette.


September 22

Craig Carey was born

Anna Murphy was born.


1776 - Nathan Hale was hanged by the British as a spy during the Revolutionary War.

1862 - President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, proposing to free all slaves of rebel states as of Jan. 1, 1863.


September 23

Al Bags was born.

Kathy Moriarty-Courtney was born.


1779 - John Paul Jones declared, "I have not yet begun to fight!" aboard the American warship Bonhomme Richard in a battle against the British.

1806 - After a three-year journey to the Pacific Northwest, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis.


September 24

Barbara Serena was born.


1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.

1996 - The United States and the world's other major nuclear powers signed a treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.


September 25

Marilyn Raphael was born.


1775 - Ethan Allen was captured by the British.

1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.


September 26

Patricia Moran was born.


1789 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State.

1960 - Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised presidential debate.