On August 9, 1974, President Richard Nixon of the United States prepares to board the Presidential helicopter to leave the White House for the last time after delivering his resignation speech following the Watergate scandal.
In 1973, 55 year-old Bobby Riggs, a former tennis champion and # 1 player in the world played the role of male chauvinist and promoter, and challenged the top women players of the day. He claimed that the women’s game was inferior and that even at the age of 55, the top female players could not beat him. Riggs’ defeated Margaret Court the top ranked women’s player at the time in straight sets and... Continue reading
Neil Armstrong realized that they were heading into a field of boulders on the northeast shoulder of a crater the size of a football field. Drama was the last thing that anyone had wanted. A warning light was telling him he had less than 60 seconds of fuel left, but they were close now and it was just a matter of easing themselves down. Forty seconds had passed since the sixty-second warning, and... Continue reading
James D. Watson exhibits the molecular model of DNA. He is a molecular biologist and geneticist and is best known for co – discovering the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick.
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. It took place in Washington DC and is where Martin Luther King Jr. standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, on the 28th day of August 1963. An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 people were in attendance that day.
In early 1960 Clint Murchison, Jr., and Bedford Wynne were awarded an expansion franchise in to the NFL and on September 24th the Cowboys hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cotton Bowl in their first official game. The Cowboys were winless in their inaugural season with a record of 0-11-1. The next season the Cowboys won their first ever game defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24. In 1966... Continue reading
THE STEEL CURTAIN - The Greatest Defense Ever in 1976 In 1976 during a stretch of 9 games, the Steelers "Steel Curtain" Defense had 5 shut outs and gave up only 28 points, an average of three points per game. If you do not count the Houston game when they gave up 16 points, the Steel Curtain yielded only 12 points in 8 games, an average of 1.5 points allowed per game. In one stretch... Continue reading
Michael Jordan enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and led his team to the NCAA Division I championship in 1982 scoring the winning basket to defeat Georgetown University. He was awarded the NCAA College Player of the Year in 1983 and in 1984.
He is remembered as one of the all-time great college basketball players. In three seasons at LSU, he averaged 44.2 points per game. His 3,667 career points are the most all-time in NCAA Division I history, which incredibly, he accomplished despite not being allowed to play as a freshman and in the years before the implementation of the 3-point arc.
Known as one of the all-time greatest college football players, Herschel Walker is the only person to ever finish in the top 3 of the Heisman Trophy voting every year in college. As a freshman, Walker rushed for 1,616 yards and scored 15 touchdowns while leading the Georgia Bulldogs to the national championship. As a junior two years later, Walker rushed for 1,752 yards and scored 16 touchdowns... Continue reading