April 22

Singer and songwriter, Glenn Campbell was born in Billstown, Arkansas in 1936. He is best known for a series of top hits in the 60s and 70s that included Gentle On My Mind (1967), By the Time I Get to Phoenix (1967), Wichita Lineman (1968), Galveston (1969), and Rhinestone Cowboy (1975). Campbell released over 70 albums and has sold over 40 million recordings. He is the winner of four Grammys and hosted a television program, The Glenn Campbell Good Time Hour on CBS. Campbell is currently battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Actor Jack Nicholson was born in New Jersey in 1937. He has 12 Oscar nominations to his credit, which ranks him above any other actor. Nicholson won Best Actor awards for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and for As Good As It Gets (1997).  In 1983, he won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Terms of Endearment. Other major roles for Nicholson were in Easy Rider (1960), Chinatown (1974), The Shining (1980), and Batman (1989). His only marriage was to Sandra Knight from 1962-1968.

The 1964-65 World’s Fair opened in New York City in 1964. The theme of the fair was “Peace Through Understanding.” American companies dominated as the main exhibitors and the centerpiece of the fair was the Unisphere, a 12 story high model of the Earth. The fair ran for two six-month seasons in 1964 and again in 1965.At a cost of two dollars, more than 51 million people attended the fair, short of the 70 million that were expected.

Today, Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox are the web browsers we use. The first graphical web browser was Mosaic 1.0 that was introduced in 1993 and was the first to display images in a window instead of just text. It was developed at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign site and was the forerunner of Netscape Navigator.

In 2000, Federal agents raided a home in which six-year old Elian Gonzalez was staying. The boy’s mother had drowned while attempting to leave Cuba for the United States and the boy’s father wanted him returned him in Cuba. A federal court decided that Elian belonged with his natural father in Cuba and this set up a storm of controversy that was debated throughout the United States.

Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.