This Week in History


MAY 30

Casey Collins was born.

John Manning was born.

Deirdre Cori O’Donoghue was born.

Sean Carroll was born.


1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake as a heretic.

1911 - The first Indianapolis 500 was won by Ray Harroun.


MAY 31

Alison Boyle was born.

Lynn Olsen-Pagano was born.


1962 - Former Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel.




Alex Karinsky was born.


1938 - The first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, was published.

1968 - Helen Keller, blind and deaf author-lecturer, died.

1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) debuted.


June 2

1886 - Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. president to get married in the White House.

1941 - Baseball great Lou Gehrig died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a rare type of paralysis now referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.


June 3

Grace Miller was born.


1937 - The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson.

1989 - Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini died.


June 4

Helen Timlin-Kilgallen was born.

Victoria Barber was born.

Jessica McCormick was born.


1896 - Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.

2003 - Martha Stewart was indicted on charges of insider trading.


June 5

Jen Hynes Sullivan was born.


1752 - Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity.

1968 - Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the next day.