Actor Lloyd Bridges was born in 1913. I watched him in Sea Hunt when I was a kid. He also had a memorable role in the movie, Airplane! He was the father of Jeff and Beau Bridges. Lloyd passed away in 1998.
1929 was the year that Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta. He was the leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is honored with a national holiday observed on the third Monday in January. He was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. A memorial statue on the National Mall was opened to the public in 2011.
The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, opened in 1943 during World War II. It was attacked in the September 11, 2001 terrorist raids, killing 189 people. Approximately 31,000 military personnel and civilians work there and there are 17.5 miles of corridors.
The first Super Bowl was played in the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1969. The Green Bay Packers led by Bart Starr defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35 – 10. I have watched all 47 Super Bowls on television, including four losses in a row by my favorite team, the Buffalo Bills.
Happy Days began an 11-year run on ABC beginning in 1974. It was the story of Richie Cunningham and his family and friends including “The Fonz” who once said, “I wish it could be 1955, forever.” Watch an episode on TV.com.
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.