Born as Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff in Cincinnati in 1922, Doris Day began her career as a big band singer in 1939. Her first hit recording was Sentimental Journey (1945). She then signed with Columbia records and she made more than 650 recordings with them. Day appeared in 39 films and was the biggest box office draw from 1960 – 1964. Her movies include Pillow Talk (1959), That Touch of Mink (1962), and Calamity Jane (1953). Hit recordings include It’s Magic and Que Sera, Sera.
Actor Marlon Brando was born in 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska. Widely considered to be one of the greatest actors of all-time, he came to the forefront as Stanly Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire in 1951. Brando won Academy Awards for Best Actor in On the Waterfront (1954) and The Godfather (1972, which he refused). Other notable films are The Wild One (1953), The Ugly American (1963), and Last Tango in Paris (1972). Marlon Brando died in 2004.
Born in London in 1934, Jane Goodall (now Dame Jane Morris Goodall) is a British primatologist and anthropologist. She is best known for her 45-year study of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute and works on conservation and animal welfare issues. She worked for Louis and Mary Leakey, and with their help, she earned a Ph.D at Cambridge. Goodall was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004.
In 1948 President Harry Truman signed a bill to authorize the Marshall Plan to provide five billion dollars in aid to 16 nations of Europe. The goals of the plan were to rebuild war-devastated regions, remove trade barriers, modernize industry and return prosperity. Of course, an underlying goal was to prevent the spread of communism in Europe. The plan was named after Secretary of State George Marshall and received bi-partisan support.
"Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski was captured at his cabin in Montana in cabin in 1996. Between 1978 and 1995 he was responsible in a bombing campaign that killed three people and injured 23. While living in his remote cabin he sent 16 bombs to universities and airlines. He promised to stop his terrorism if the New York Times or the Washington Post would publish his manifesto. Kaczynski argued that his bombings were necessary to draw attention to the erosion of human freedoms caused by modern technology. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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.