This week in history – October 7 – 13

This week in History (October 7 – 13) by Avery Ott, freshman. This article is on this week in history and events that have happened.


Sunday October 7

  • National Inner Beauty Day
  • The Stamp Act Congress met in New York with representatives from nine colonies meeting in protest the British Stamp Act. The British Stamp Act imposed the first direct tax by the British Crown on the American colonies.

Monday October 8

  • National Indiginous People Day 
  • The Great Fire of Chicago erupted. According to legend, it started with Ms. O’Leary’s cow kicking over a can in their barn. This catastrophe is what the children’s song is made about. 

Tuesday October 9

  • National Moldy Cheese Day
  • John Lennon was born in 1940 in Liverpool, England. He was a member of The Beatles, an influential rock band which captivated most all of the world including Germany, England, and Russia. He married Cynthia Lennon from 1962 – 1968. After that he married Yoko Ono from 1969 – 1980. He was killed in New York City on December 8, 1980.

Wednesday October 10

  • National bring your Teddy Bear to work/school Day
  • Spiro T. Agnew resigned from Vice President of the United States of America. He had charges against him of income tax evasion on illegal payments allegedly received while he was governor of Maryland and after he became Vice President. He was given a $10,000 dollar fine and three years probation. Gerald Ford became the next Vice President.

Thursday October 11

  • National Sausage Pizza Day
  • In 1939 Albert Einstein warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt that his theories could lead to the development of Nazi Germany’s atomic bomb. Einstein suggested that we made our own atomic bomb which lead to the secret Manhattan Project.
  • ”My Great – Grandpa Caroll was a physicist and he helped create parts of the Manhattan Project,” RJ freshman Ali Bajaj said.

Friday October 12

  •  National Farmers Day
  • in 1492 Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the Bahamas. He named it El Salvador and claimed it under the Spanish crown. He was trying to find a Western sea route from Europe to Asia. He believed that he found the Indies and named the first people he met the “Indians”.
  • ”My family owns a farm in Pullman, Washington and my great grandmother bought all of the farms that were going into debt during the Great Depression. She later sold them and gained a lot of money from it,” freshman at Regis Jesuit High School, Katherine Leaffer said.

Saturday October 13

  • National Train Your Brain Day
  • The United States Navy was born in 1775 after the Second Continental Congress authorized the acquisition of a fleet of ships. It was created to defend America from the British Navy.

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