We took a few weeks off of This Week In History for the holidays, but we are excited to be sharing This Week In History again each week in 2019.
We learn so much putting together these posts and we hope you do as well. It is fun and educational sharing a small look at history each week.
This week we are learning about several U.S. Presidents, a few presidential facts, the 47th U.S. state, two authors and more.
This week’s interesting fact is about a president and a famous award.
Do you know who was the first U.S. President to win a Nobel Peace Prize?
It was Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 for his work on the Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Russo-Japanese War. He was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Now for This Week In History
- 1759 George Washington, the 1st U.S. President, married Martha Dandridge Custis.
- 1912 New Mexico became the 47th U.S. State
- 1919 Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President, died.
- 1945 George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. President, married Barbara Pierce.
- 1789 The U.S. held its first presidential election.
- 1800 Millard Fillmore, the 13th U.S. President, was born.
- 1999 The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton began.
- 1790 President George Washington delivers the first Sate of the Union Address.
- 1877 Sioux Chief Crazy Horse and his warriors lost their final battle in Montana.
- 1913 Richard Nixon, the 37th U.S. President, was born
- 1959 The western television series Rawhide debuted starring Clint Eastwood.
- 2007 Apple debuted the iPhone.
- 1929 The cartoon character Tin Tin by cartoonist Herge, first appeared. Tin Tin comics and books have since been translated into many languages. They have also been adapted to radio, T.V., and movies.
- 1946 The first General Assembly of the United Nations took place in London, England.
- 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt made the Grand Canyon a national monument.
- 1935 Amelia Earhart become the first female pilot to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
- 1876 American author Jack London, author of Call of the Wild, was born.
- 1976 Mystery writer Agatha Christie died.