This Week in History



Yarden Flatow was born.


1939 - The Spanish Civil War ended.

1979 - Nuclear power plant accident occurred at Three Mile Island, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.



Grace Leahy was born.

Davina Grincevicius was born.

Chris Howard was born.

Faith Urban was born.


1973 - The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam.

1999- The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 10,000 for the first time, at 10,006.78.


March 30

Patrick Brady was born. The earth stood still.

Adriana Greco was born.

Andy Lauro was born.


1842-Anesthesia was used for the first time in an operation.

1964-The game show, “Jeopardy!” debuted on television.

1981- President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest by John Hinckley as he left a Washington hotel.


March 31

Artie Boyland was born.


1889-The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opened.

1918-Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States.


April 1

Matthew Harris was born.


1945-American forces landed on Okinawa during World War II.

1976-Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer.


April 2

Denise Neibel was born.

MaryBeth Chickie Raphael was born.

Clare Droesch was born.


1932-Charles Lindbergh paid a $50,000 ransom for the return of his kidnapped son.

2005-Pope John Paul II died.


April 3

Gail McGuire Allen was born.


1936-Bruno Hauptmann was electrocuted for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.

1996-Unabomber Theodore Kac­zyn­ski was arrested.