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This Week in History

September 22

Craig Carey was born

Anna Murphy was born.


1862 – President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, proposing to free all slaves of rebel states as of Jan. 1, 1863.


September 23

Al Bags was born.

Kathy Moriarty-Courtney was born.


1779 – John Paul Jones declared “I have not yet begun to fight!” aboard the American warship Bonhomme Richard in a battle against the British.

1806 – After a three-year journey to the Pacific Northwest, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis.


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.

James Charles was born.

Sean Greene was born.

Fr. Bill Sweeney 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

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.”

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