This Week in History


April 4

Rick Anthony was born.


1973-The ribbon was cut to open the World Trade Center in New York City.

1983-Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.


April 5

Mary Lacey Morgan was born.


1887-Anne Sullivan makes the breakthrough to Helen Keller by spelling "water" in the manual alphabet.

1971-Canadian Fran Phipps became the first woman to reach the North Pole.


April 6

Glenn DiResto was born

Eileen Lennon was born.

Kevin Dolan was born.


1830 - Joseph Smith and five others organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York.

1917 - The U.S. declared war on Germany and entered World War I.


April 7

Cliff Shevlin was born.

Alan Camhi was born.


1913 - 5,000 suffragists march to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. , seeking the vote for women.


April 8

Pete Mahon was born.

Jimmy Morgan was born.


1974 - Henry "Hank" Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

1992 - Tennis ace Arthur Ashe announced that he had AIDS.


April 9

Joan Fitzgerald Thompson was born.

Donovan Richards was born.


1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.

2003 -American Marines pulled down Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad after U.S. commanders declared his rule ended.

2005 - Britain's Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles.


April 10

Sandra Schunk was born.

Patrick O’Toole was born.


1912 - The Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage.

1970 - Paul McCartney announced the official split of the Beatles.