November 14

In 1973, Princess Anne of England married Captain Mark Phillips in a ceremony held at Westminster Abbey. Anne was the second child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and their only daughter. At birth, Anne was third in the line of succession, but currently is number eleven. She is an equestrian; having won medals in competition and is known for her charity work. She is currently married to Timothy Laurence, a former commander in the Royal Navy. An unsuccessful kidnapping of Princess Anne occurred in 1974.


Baltimore Oriole pitcher, Jim Palmer won the 1973 American League Cy Young Award. Palmer played all 19 years of his major league career with the Orioles. Palmer won more games in the 1970s than any other major league pitcher and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990. He was an All-Star six times and won three championships with the Orioles. Palmer had 20 or more victories in eight different seasons. His number 22 has been retired by the Baltimore Orioles.


“Going postal” is a phrase that refers to someone who gets extremely and uncontrollably angry to the point of violence, often in the workplace. Its origin goes back to a 1986 incident in Edmund, Oklahoma when 14 postal employees were killed at a post office. In 1991, in Royal Oak, Michigan, a postal employee killed five people and himself, with a rifle, after being fired from his job for insubordination. The employee had been previously suspended for getting in to altercations with customers along his postal route.


Birthdays Today


1908Joseph McCarthy, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)

1919Veronica Lake, American actress and singer (d. 1973)

1921Brian Keith, American actor and director (d. 1997)

1922Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and diplomat 6th Secretary General of the United Nations

1929Jimmy Piersall, American baseball player and sportscaster

1947P. J. O'Rourke, American journalist and author

1947Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordion player

1948Charles, Prince of Wales

1954Condoleezza Rice, American political scientist, academic, and politician, 66th United States Secretary of State




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.