This Week in History
Larry Gray was born.
Mike Olsen was born.
Kathy Donohue Boyle was born.
Mary Edwards was born.
Andy Cholakis was born.
Claire Resnick was born.
1789 – The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs changed its name to the Department of State.
Amanda Agoglia was born.
Beth Murphy Ward was born.
1630 – The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
1974 – President Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.
Jen Poyant was born.
Ozzie Edwards was born.
1908 – Lt. Thomas Selfridge, a passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, became the first airplane fatality when the craft crashed.
Leah Shapiro was born.
Lisa DeFillipo was born.
Ricky O’Neill was born.
1851 – The first edition of The New York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times, was published.
1970 – 27-year-old rock star, Jimi Hendrix, died in London.
Kristin O’Grady-Franchock was born.
1881 – President James Garfield died of a gunshot wound inflicted by a disappointed office-seeker the previous July 2.
1957 – The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test in the Nevada desert.
Melissa Taylor was born.
Jen Walls was born.
1973 – Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in a battle of the sexes tennis match.
1998 – Baltimore Oriole shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr., sat out a game, ending his consecutive game playing streak. Ripken played 2,632 consecutive games over 16 seasons.
Virginia Dobles was born.
Lynn Iudica was born.
Alanna Hogan was born.
1938 – A hurricane struck New York and New England with extensive damage and more than 600 deaths.
1996 – John F. Kennedy, Jr., married Carolyn Bessette.