March 25

Sports journalist Howard Cosell was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1918. He was well known for his arrogant style of broadcasting. In 1993, Cosell was named the All-Time Best Sportscaster by TV Guide magazine. A former lawyer, he rose to prominence covering the career of Muhammad Ali. Cosell also called the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King in 1973. He worked with Don Meredith on Monday Night Football and covered the terrorism and the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Cosell died in 1995.

Gloria Steinem was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1934. She is an American feminist, journalist, and political activist, and was a spokesperson for the women’s liberation movement. Steinem cofounded Ms. Magazine as well as the Women’s Media Center. Steinem continues to involve herself in politics and media affairs as a commentator, writer, lecturer, and organizer, campaigning for candidates and reforms and publishing books and articles. While working on an article on women in the workforce, she was employed as a Playboy Bunny. Among her many honors, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

The “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1942. Beginning as a gospel singer, her breakthrough came with the success of Respect and A Natural Woman. Franklin appeared in The Blues Brothers (1980). She has won 18 Grammy Awards and has soled over 75 million recordings. Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 as the first female performer to be inducted. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Elton John was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947. He is an English singer, writer, composer, and record producer. In five decades, he has sold over 300 million recordings. More than 50 of his songs have made the Top 40 hits. Candle in the Wind 1997 sold over 33 million copies. John has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and a Disney Legend Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and was knighted in 1998. John has been involved in the fight against AIDS.

In 1957, a treaty signed by West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg established the European Economic Community (EEC). The goal was to create a common market and was often called the Common Market or the European Community before the current name became official in 1993. The main aim of the EEC was to "preserve peace and liberty and to lay the foundations of an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe.” There are currently 12 nations that are members of the EEC.

 

 

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.