This Week in History


November 18

Dylan Courtney was born.

Annie Graves was born.

Jim McDonald was born.

Christy Cook was born.

Colleen Brady was born.

Theresa Taylor Eichna was born.


1928 - Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie.

1978 - Jim Jones, a U.S. pastor, led 914 of his followers to their deaths at Jonestown, Guyana, by drinking a cyanide-laced fruit drink.


November 19

Tom J. McVeigh was born.

John Edwards was born.

Bobby O’Hara was born.

Scott McCarthy was born.


1863 - Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the national cemetery on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa.

1985 - Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time in Geneva.


November 20

Thomas Tyne was born.

Maureen Blue-Kraus was born.


1945 - The war crimes trials of 24 German World War II leaders began in Nuremberg, Germany.

1962 - President John F. Kennedy agreed to lift the American blockade of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis.


November 21 

Maribel Araujo was born.

Brian Dickesheid was born.

Elizabeth Feeney was born.

Frank Gulluscio was born.


1973 - The 18 1/2 min gap in the Richard Nixon Watergate tapes was revealed.


November 22

Grace Acquafredda was born.

James Dionne was born.

Maureen Hagner was born.

Dan Mirkin was born.


1497 - Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama became the first navigator to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India.

1963 – John F. Kennedy was assassinated.


November 23

Christopher Warren was born.

Nancy Cregan was born.

Mary Ryan was born.


1889 - The first jukebox was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco.


November 24

Mary Sanford was born.


1963 -Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's accused assassin, in the garage of Dallas police headquarters.

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