This Week in History


September 27

John Cosgrove was born.

James Charles was born.

Fr. Bill Sweeney was born.

Ed Shevlin was born.

Ryan Meade was born.


1964 - The Warren Commission report concluded that there was no conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

1998 - Mark McGwire hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the regular season.


September 28

Lauren Tara LaCapra was born.

Nia Casilla was born.

Daniel Murphy was born.

AJ Santiago was born.


1920 -  Eight Chicago White Sox players were indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the "Black Sox scandal."


September 29

Sean and Alice Dalton were born.


1895 - French chemist Louis Pasteur died.

1978 - John Paul I died one month after becoming pope.


September 30

Alison Mingino was born.

Neil O’Connor was born.

Barbara Gilman Shannon was born.

Paul Klose was born.


1955 - Actor James Dean was killed in a car crash.


October 1 

Maureen Armstrong was born.


1908 - Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced automobile on the market—the Model T. Each car cost $825.

1971 - Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.


October 2

1950 - The "Peanuts" comic strip, by Charles M. Schultz, first appeared in newspapers.

1967 - Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.


October 3

Terence Boyle was born.

Annette Lauritsch was born.

Mikey Reen was born.

Sandon Karinsky was born.


1863 - President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

1974  - Frank Robinson was named the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball.