January 19

Dolly Parton was born today in 1946 in Tennessee. She has had 21 songs reach number one on the Billboard Country charts. Sales of all her songs, albums, digital downloads, have surpassed the 100 million mark. Watch a young Dolly Parton sing Jolene. Dolly is also known for several movies, including 9 to 5. You can even visit Dollywood.

The Millionaire premiered on CBS in 1955 and ran until 1960. The show was about people who received one million dollars from an unknown benefactor (John Beresford Tipton, Jr. was the benefactor. Michael Anthony delivered the checks.).

Mrs. Indira Gandhi was elected as the prime minister of India in 1966. She was the third prime minister in young India’s history. Her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, was India’s first prime minister in 1947. Indira was assassinated in 1984 during her second term as prime minister.

In 1972, the Baseball Hall of Fame elected Sandy Koufax into its hallowed hall. Sandy Koufax played for the Dodgers and won three Cy Young Awards. He decided not to play in a World Series game in 1965 because it fell on Yom Kippur. Watch an ESPN documentary on Koufax.

Gerald Ford pardoned “Tokyo Rose” in 1977. Her real name was Iva Toguri. She hosted a radio show in Japan during World War II that was aimed at U.S. soldiers. She was prosecuted when she returned to the United States and served six years in prison.

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.