This Week in History


April 8

Jimmy Morgan was born.


1974 - Henry "Hank" Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

1992 - Tennis ace Arthur Ashe announced that he had AIDS.


April 9

Joan Fitzgerald Thompson was born.

Donovan Richards was born.


1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.

2003 -American Marines pulled down Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad after U.S. commanders declared his rule ended.

2005 - Britain's Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles.


April 10

Sandra Schunk was born.

Patrick O’Toole was born.


1912 - Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage.

1970 - Paul McCartney announced the official split of the Beatles.


April 11

Ann Lighthall was born.

Joe Kenel was born.

Kelly Werner was born.


1814 - Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba.

1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.


April 12

Edwin Williams was born.

Charles Knopper was born.

Miriam Rosenberg was born.


1955 - The polio vaccine of Dr. Jonas Salk was called "safe, effective, and potent."

2017 – Jim Cunningham appeared in The Word Search.


April 13

Pesach Osina was born.


1970 - Apollo 13 announced, "Houston, we have a problem," when an oxygen tank burst on the way to the Moon.

1997 - Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament and the first of African descent to win a major golf title.


April 14

Peter Galvin was born.


1828 - Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary.

1865 - Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.