This Week in History


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.


September 27

John Cosgrove was born.

James Charles was born.

Fr. Bill Sweeney was born.

Ed Shevlin 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

Bob Hardt was born.

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

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.

1961 - Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 set in 1927.

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.

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