A Week in History: The War on Terror, Sandra Day O'Connor, and the Peace Corps

President George W. Bush coins the term "war on terror" and the Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Connor.

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A look back at the week in history

Sept. 19, 1957 The United States conducts its first underground nuclear test in the Nevada desert.

Sept. 20, 2001 President George W. Bush coins the term "war on terror" in an address to Congress.

Sept. 21, 1981 The Senate unanimously confirms Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first female justice on the Supreme Court.

Sept. 22, 1961 Congress formally authorizes the Peace Corps as proposed by President Kennedy.

Sept. 24, 1890 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issues its "manifesto" against polygamy.