The NY Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, cross-town rivals, had tied for first place at the end of the 1951 season and were now knotted at 1 game apiece in their best of three tie-breaker series to determine the NL pennant. The Dodgers led the deciding game 4-1 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. In the bottom of the ninth, three of the first four Giants got base hits off Dodgers’ pitcher Don... Continue reading
Three of the top teams in the country, NC State, Maryland, and North Carolina, all of whom were loaded with future NBA stars, competed in the tournament. While top ranked NC State, led by David Thompson breezed to the final, Maryland, led by John Lucas, Len Elmore, and Tom McMillen defeated North Carolina, led by Bobby Jones, Walter Davis, and Mitch Kupchak in the semifinals by a score of 105-85... Continue reading
At the Old Warson CC in St. Louis, MO - September 19, 1971
Charles M. Schulz… November 26, 1922 - February 12, 2000 - Creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip, Charles Monroe Schulz, is considered by his peers to be one of the most influential cartoonists of all times. The comic, featuring ’Charlie Brown’, ‘Snoopy’, ‘Lucy’, ‘Linus’ and the rest of the Peanuts gang has warmed the hearts of Americans for generations. The cartoon is known for its sarcastic... Continue reading
Rosa Parks refusal to make room for a white passenger on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama in December of 1955 sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This one brave act made great strides towards the end of racial segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. The boycott lasted 381 days and ended segregation on buses.
On December 17, 1969 over 45 million people tuned in to The Tonight Show to watch the marriage of Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki. It was the most attended wedding in television history, and also received the highest rating in television history for a talk show. Asked if he thought getting married would hurt his public image, Tiny Tim replied: "No, I'm not a sex symbol like Tom Jones."... Continue reading
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.