This Week in History


October 7

Kaitlin McVeigh was born.

Leo Fahey was born.


1849 - Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40.

2003 - California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place.


October 8

John McCann was born.

John McFadden was born.

Kenny Pena was born.


1956 - Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first and only perfect game in a World Series.

2004 - Martha Stewart began her prison sentence at Alderson Federal Prison Camp.


October 9

1888 - For the first time the public was admitted to the Washington Monument.

1930 - Aviator Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a solo transcontinental flight across the United States.


October 10

Linda Peavey was born.


1886 - The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

1973 - Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.


October 11

James Tubridy was born.

Marilyn Cowhey was born.


1962 - The first session of Vatican II was convened by Pope John XXIII.

1984 - Space shuttle Challenger astronaut, Kathryn Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space.


October 12

Tommy Greene was born.

Daniel Twomey was born.


1492 - Columbus landed in present-day Bahamas.

2000 - 17 U.S. sailors killed with the terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.



1792 - The cornerstone of the White House was laid.

1943 - Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during World War II.

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