February 5

Henry Aaron was born in 1934. Aaron played for the Braves and the Brewers from 1954 – 1976. He was an All-Star a record 21 times, hit 755 homeruns, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982. In my heart, he still holds the homerun record over Barry Bonds. He was a member of the 1957 World Champion Milwaukee Braves. As a kid, I followed him every day in the boxscores.

I Love Lucy won an Emmy in 1953. The comedy show ran from 1951–1957. It starred Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley.  I Love Lucy was the most watched television show for four of its six seasons.

Laura Linney was born in 1964 in NYC. She is most well known for her performances in films such as The Truman Show, Mystic River and Kinsey, among others.  Linney has won four Emmys, two Golden Globes and received three Oscar nominations.

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour began on CBS in 1967. The show became on of the most controversial programs of the Vietnam War era, which eventually led to their termination with CBS in 1969. Tom and Dick Smothers performed folk songs that usually ended in an argument with Tom Saying, “Mom always liked you best.”

Manuel Noriega was indicted on drug charges and money laundering in 1988.  He was the military dictator of Panama from 1983 – 1989. While he was hiding in a sanctuary, U.S. soldiers blared rock music to encourage his surrender. Noriega was tried in Miami in 1992 and was sentenced to 40 years in prison (later reduced to 30 years. He eventually wound up in prison in Panama for human rights violations.

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.