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This Week in History

June 8

Kirsten Romas was born.


1968 – James Earl Ray, who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr., was arrested.

1982 – President Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament.


June 9

Phillis Rogoff was born.

Amanda Ryan was born.

Mary O’Loughlin Gallagher was born.


1934 – Donald Duck made his screen debut in The Wise Little Hen.

1973 – Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.


June 10

Ryan Frontera was born.

Alex Moule was born.


1935 –  Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by “Bill W.”

1967 – The Six-Day War between Israel and neighboring states of Syria, Egypt and Jordan ended.


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.


1966 – The U.S. Supreme Court set forth in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must advise suspects of their rights upon taking them into custody.

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.

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