In 1936, Adolf Hitler defied the Treaty of Versailles and ordered German soldiers to reoccupy the Rhineland. In 1965, state troopers attacked 600 civil rights protesters on “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama. In 2004, V. Gene Robinson became the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop in a formal investiture ceremony.
John Herschel (1792-1871), mathematician/astronomer; Luther Burbank (1849-1926), naturalist; Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), composer; Willard Scott (1934- ), TV personality; Bryan Cranston (1956- ), actor; Ivan Lendl (1960- ), tennis player; Rachel Weisz (1970- ), actress; Peter Sarsgaard (1971- ), actor; Jenna Fischer (1974- ), actress; Laura Prepon (1980- ), actress.
In 1996, Magic Johnson became the second player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career assists.
In addition to being the first to reach the South Pole, Roald Amundsen was also the first to sail the Northwest Passage and the first to complete a Trans-Arctic flight.
“A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.” – Marshall McLuhan