This Date in History


1497 John Cabot returns to England after his first visit to the Labrador coast.

1888 Martha Turner is murdered by unknown assailant believed to be Jack the Ripper, in London.

1927 A Massachusetts high court hears final arguments in the case of Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants accused of murder.

1981 Former Argentine president Isabel Peron is freed from house arrest setting up future role for Madonna.

1984 Mark Davis and Joe Sferrazza are hired by WTNH in New Haven and begin their pairing as one of the longest serving reporter/photog teams in Connecticut television history.

2012 New Zealand’s Mount Tongiriro erupts for the first time since 1897. No known connection to the Davis/Sferrazza hire.

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