This Week in History


September 24

Barbara Serena was born.

 1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.

1996 - The United States and the world's other major nuclear powers signed a treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.


September 25

Marilyn Raphael was born.

 1775 - Ethan Allen was captured by the British.

1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.


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.

Sean Greene 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

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

Tom Hanna was born.

Neil O’Connor was born.

Barbara Gilman Shannon was born.

Paul Klose was born.

 1955 - Actor James Dean was killed in a car crash.