Week in History

This Week in History 11/23-11/30

November 23, 1887– the actor who played Frankenstein, Boris Karloff, was born in London. November 24, 1859– Charles Darwin’s book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was first published. November 26, 1703– a “Great Storm” lasting…

This Week in History 11/1- 11/7

November 1, 79- The city of Pompeii is buried by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. The eruption killed nearly 2000 people and left the city in ruins. November 2, 1889- North and South Dakota become US states. Originally, it was…

This Week in History 10/18 – 10/24

October 18, 1867 the rules for American football were formulated in a meeting in New York among delegates from Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton, and Yale Universities. On the same day in 1968, US athletes Tommi Smith and John Carlos gave “black…

This Week in History 9/28- 10/4

September 28, 1939- The Nazis and the Soviet Union agreed to divide Poland. The town of Warsaw was seized by German troops. September 30, 1955– James Dean perished in a tragic car accident while driving his Porsche. He was 24…

This Week in History 9/13-9/20

This week in history includes significant births, significant deaths, and significant events. On September 12th, 1909, the first ever synthetic rubber patent was acquired. This is highly significant, without this event we wouldn’t have the same tires, shoe soles, or…