May 29

Bob Hope was born in Eltham, England in 1903. He was a comedian, actor, singer, dancer, and author who appeared on Broadway, radio, movies, and television from 1917-1997. He was noted for his USO shows that entertained military personnel and for that, Congress made him an honorary veteran. Hope appeared in a series of “Road” movies with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. He hosted the Academy Awards 14 times and enjoyed the sport of golf. Hope was married to his wife, Dolores, for 69 years. He died in 2003 at the age of 100.

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1917. He was the 35th President of the United States. Kennedy had served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a member of the House of Representatives from the 11th district in Massachusetts, and then was elected to the Senate from Massachusetts as a Democrat where he served until elected President in 1960. Kennedy was the second-youngest president (Teddy Roosevelt was the youngest) and was the only Roman Catholic president. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to ascend Mt. Everest. They were part of the 9th British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. The duo reached the summit at 11:30 am local time via the South Col Route. Years later, Norgay revealed that Hillary had been the first to step onto the summit first. Hillary was knighted in the Order of the British Empire while Norgay was granted the George Medal. Norgay died in 1986 at the age of 71. Hillary died in 2008 at the age of 88.

Actress Annette Bening was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1958. She received four Oscar nominations for her roles in The Grifters (1990), American Beauty (1999), Being Julia (2004), and The Kids Are All Right (2010). Bening made her film debut in The Great Outdoors (1988). Prior to her films, she worked in theater and is currently married to actor Warren Beatty.

President Bush dedicated the National World War II Memorial in 2002. It is a memorial dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces during World War II. It is located on the National Mass in Washington, D.C. at the eastern edge of the Reflecting Pool between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. It is administered by the National Park Service and more than four million people visit the memorial each year.

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.