This Week in History


April 1

Matthew Harris was born.


1945-American forces landed on Okinawa during World War II.

1976-Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer.


April 2

Denise Neibel was born.

MaryBeth Chickie Raphael was born.


1932-Charles Lindbergh paid a $50,000 ransom for the return of his kidnapped son.

2005-Pope John Paul II died.


April 3

Gail McGuire Allen was born.

Colleen Miley-Burke was born.


1936-Bruno Hauptmann was electrocuted for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.

1996-Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was arrested.


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


April 7

Phil Salmon was born.

Cliff Shevlin was born.

Alan Camhi was born.

Mike Charles was born.


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