First of 44

It was on 4 November, 2008, that Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States. Prior to 2008, no major Party in the United States had even nominated …

Dynamite

On 1 October, 1910, the City of Los Angeles was rocked by a powerful explosion. When the smoke cleared, 21 persons were found dead in the wreckage of the building that housed the daily newspaper, ’The …

Who is Number One?

It was on 29 September in 1967  that an unusual television program made it’s debut. THE PRISONER was a program that concerned a member of the Intelligence Community who suddenly resigns, but wakes up to …

Pine Tar

On 24 July, 1983, baseball fans were treated to an unusual spectacle when the Kansas City Royals faced the New York Yankees. The Yankees manager was Billy Martin, famous for wearing Yankees number 1, and …

Mississippi / 1963

On 12 June, 1963, Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers was shot and killed in his driveway as he was entering his family home in Jackson, Mississippi. Medgar Evers was a Mississippi native, born in 1925, …

Man from Missouri

It was on 8 May, 1884 that Harry S Truman was born in Missouri. He would go on to become the 33rd President of the United States. In preparations for Franklin Roosevelt’s fourth run for the Presidency, …