Singer Sam Cooke was born in 1935. One of my favorite Sam Cooke songs is A Change Is Gonna Come. The song was used in the film Malcolm X. Other hits include You Send Me and Cupid. Cooke was one of the first original inductees into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
1968 saw the premier of Rowan and Martin’s TV show, Laugh-In. It ran on NBC from 1968 to 1983. It was a sketch comedy show that featured the best comedians from that time period including Ruth Buzzi and Arte Johnson.
“Stan the Man” Musial was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969. He played outfield and first base for the St. Louis Cardinals for 22 years. Musial finished his career with a .331 batting average and hit 475 homeruns. He was the league MVP three times and was a World Series champion three times.
Roe v. Wade never fails to stir up controversy. It disallowed many state and federal restrictions on abortion. The ruling divided the nation into pro-choice and pro-life camps. The ruling came in 1973.
Ted Kaczynski pleaded guilty in 1998 as the “Unabomber.” Between 1978 and 1995, Kaczynski engaged in a nationwide bombing campaign against people involved with modern technology, planting or mailing numerous home-made bombs, ultimately killing a total of three people and injuring 23 others.
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.