Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian was born in 1923. He took Notre Dame to national championships in 1966 and 1973. Parseghian ranks with Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, and Lou Holtz as the greats in Notre Dame football. He played for Cleveland in the All-America Football Conference and a hip injury cut short his playing days. Before Notre Dame, Parseghian coach at Ohio State and Northwestern. After he left coaching in 1974, he became an announcer and analyst for ABC and CBS. Along with Mike and Cindy Parseghian, his son and daughter-in-law, he founded the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation in 1994.
Basketball player Marques Haynes was born in 1926. He is most remembered for his days with the Harlem Globetrotters and his dribbling skills with the basketball. Haynes played college basketball for Langston University and joined the Globetrotters in 1947. He left the team in 1953 and founded his own team the Harlem Magicians. Haynes returned to the Globetrotters in 1975-1975.
James Earl Ray was born in 1928 and pled guilty to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on March 10, 1969. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He admitted shooting King on April 4, 1968 and three days later he denied the confession. Ray escaped from prison in 1978, but was captured. Ray died in prison in 1998 from hepatitis C. His ashes were flown to Ireland.
Osama bin Laden was born in 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the son of a billionaire with close ties to the Saudi royal family. He was the founder of al-Qaeda, the Sunni militant organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks in the United States. bin Laden was a major target during the War on Terror and was killed on May 2, 2011 in Pakistan.
In 2000, the dot.com bubble burst as the NASDAQ index peaked at 5,408.60. Rapidly rising prices for tech stocks had begun in 1997. This time period was marked by many new Internet companies often having “.com” in their names. Speculators drove up the stock prices hoping to make a lot of money (and some did). Many investors ignored traditional ways of evaluating stocks.
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.