This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/25/2011 - 10:29

This Week in History, Sep 25 - Oct 1

Sep 25, 1957
U.S. Army escorts nine black students into all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Sep 26, 1960
U.S. history is made as a debate between presidential candidates Nixon and Kennedy is shown on TV.

Sep 27, 1779
Continental Congress sends John Adams to France to negotiate treaties of peace - commerce with British.

Sep 28, 1941
Red Sox's Ted Williams gets six hits in eight trips to the plate, to boost his batting average to .406.

Sep 29, 2005
New York Times reporter Judith Miller is released from prison after agreeing to testify in the investigation into the leaking of the identity of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame.

Sep 30, 1955
Film superstar James Dean dies at age 24 in a car crash on a California highway.

Oct 01, 1890
Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees.