In 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrian traffic. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, responding to German World War II victories, proclaimed an unlimited national emergency. In 1999, a United Nations tribunal indicted Slobodan Milosevic for crimes against humanity. In 2006, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake on the island of Java, Indonesia, killed nearly 6,000 people and injured 50,000.
Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), dancer; Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), mystery writer; Rachel Carson (1907-64), biologist/environmentalist; Hubert Humphrey (1911-78), politician/U.S. vice president; Sam Snead (1912-2002), golfer; Henry Kissinger (1923- ), former secretary of state; Frank Thomas (1968- ), baseball player; Paul Bettany (1971- ), actor; Jack McBrayer (1973- ), actor; André "3000" Benjamin (1975- ), musician/actor; Jamie Oliver (1975- ), chef/TV personality; Chris Colfer (1990- ), actor
In 1972, Mark Donohue won the Indianapolis 500 with a record-setting average speed of 163.645 miles per hour.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were not only Allied leaders in World War II; they were seventh cousins, once removed, through Roosevelt's mother.
"The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour." – Hubert Humphrey
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