This week we are learning about several wars, an author, a comic strip, a movie, a fact about the White House, and more.
This Week In History February 10th-16th
- 1763 The French and Indian War ended.
- 1957 Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author, died. She is known for the her series Little House on the Prairie, based on her life on the American frontier.
- 1847 American inventor, Thomas Edison, was born.
- 1945 President Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin ended their secret meetings to decide boundaries in Europe after the war.
- 1809 President Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth U.S. President, was born.
- 2000 The last original Peanuts comic strip appeared one day after cartoonist Charles M. Schulz died.
- 1779 English explorer and navigator Captain James Cook is killed in Hawaii.
- 1962 Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of President John F. Kennedy, hosted the first televised tour of the White House.
- 1950 The Disney movie Cinderella debuted.
- 1862 General Grant captured Fort Donelson during the American Civil War. It was an important Civil War battle and weakened the Confederate forces.