This Week in History


June 11

Bill Gehlhaus was born.

Khaleel Anderson was born.

Alyssa Santiago was born.


1770 - Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .

2001 - Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.


June 12

1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.

1942 - Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.


June 13

Michael Clark was born.

Sandi Rose was born.

Vicky Bacalles Comiano was born.


1983 - The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system.


June 14

Cathy Concepcion Gaines was born.


1775 - The United States Army was founded.

1954 - President Eisenhower signed the order inserting the words "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance.


June 15

Marni Rhyne was born.

Luke Raphael Tomasetti was born.


1215 - King John sealed the Magna Carta.

1923 - Lou Gehrig made his New York Yankee debut as a pinch runner.


June 16

John Ayrey was born.

Suntan Dan Edwards was born.

Mikey McElhatton was born.

Shane Shackelford was born.

Christine Slowey was born.

Nicole Taylor-Lang was born.


1858 - Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, "a house divided against itself cannot stand."

2004 - The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.


June 17

Brendan Brosh was born.

Michael Reinhardt was born.


1994 - O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.