This Week In History we are learning about the first Winter Olympics, a record cold temperature, the 26th U.S. state, the first woman in the U.S. to earn a medical degree, and more
This Week In History January 20th-26th
- 1961 John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th U.S. President.
- 1981 Fifty-two Americans hostages who were held hostage by Iran were released. They were released the same day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th U.S. President.
- 1954 The first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched.
- 1901 Queen Victoria died after reigning for sixty-three years.
- 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first women in the U.S. to earn a medical degree.
- 1899 American actor Humphrey Bogart, who starred in Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Casablanca, and other many other movies, was born.
- 1971 A -80 degrees F was recorded in Prospect Creek, Alaska. It is the lowest temperature ever recorded for the U.S.
- 1848 Gold was discovered in northern California which resulted in the beginning of the gold rush.
- 1965 British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who led Great Britain through WWII, died.
- 1924 The first Winter Olympics was held in France.
- 1837 Michigan became the 26th U.S. State.
- 1979 The T.V. show Dukes of Hazzard, aired for the first time.
- 2005 President George W. Bush appoints Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State. She became the first African-American woman to be Secretary of State.