Check Out What Happened This Week In History

week in history

This week’s news has been a doozy.

As we recover, let’s take a look back at what made headlines this week in history.

From looting and chess matches, to the tragic deaths of a fashion icon and John-John.

Plus, Martha Stewart‘s legal troubles, these are stories that everyone couldn’t stop talking about.

July 16, 1969: Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the moon, launches from the Kennedy Space centre.

July 11, 1972: The first World Chess Championship game between Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.

July 13, 1977: The New York City blackout of 1977 leads to wide-spread looting.

July 12, 1984: Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale names Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro as his running mate. Ferraro becomes the first female Vice Presidential candidate on a major party ticket.

July 15, 1996: MSNBC debuts on cable TV and online.

First-ever broadcast below.

July 10, 1999: The U.S. women's soccer team wins the FIFA Women's World Cup against China in Pasadena, California.

July 16, 1999: John F. Kennedy, Jr., with wife Carolyn and sister-in-law Lauren, dies as result of a plane crash in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

July 15, 1997: Fashion designer Gianni Versace is gunned down in front of his Miami home by Andrew Phillip Cunanan.

July 16, 2004: Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison (and five months of house arrest) for lying about a stock sale.

July 12, 2005: Prince Albert II of Monaco accedes to the throne.

Who has been making news lately?

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