January 21

Actor Telly Savalas was born in 1922. He won an Emmy for his role in the TV show called Kojak which ran from 1973 - 1978. Savalas was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). He died in 1994.

Jack Nicklaus, The Golden Bear, was born in 1940. He won a record 18 major golf tournaments over a span of 25 years. Nicklaus won six Masters Tournaments and four U.S. Opens. He now devotes a lot of time to golf course design.

One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the Vietnam War began in 1968. Khe Sanh was a remote outpost and American military leaders felt it was worth holding against the North Viertnemese.President Johnson ordered the base to be held at all costs.

In 1977, President Jimmy Carter granted unconditional pardons to hundreds of thousands of men who had evaded the draft during the Vietnam War by fleeing the country or by failing to register. About 100,000 young men went to foreign nations during the Vietnam War era. 90% went to Canada.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 3,914 at the end of the day in 1994. It currently hovers around the 16,000 mark.

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.