In 1775, England's King George III described the American colonies as being in a state of "open and avowed rebellion." In 1927, Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Massachusetts, despite widespread protests of their innocence. In 1939, Germany's Adolf Hitler and the Soviet Union's Joseph Stalin signed a non-aggression pact. In 2000, the first season of pioneering reality show Survivor ended in a finale watched by more than 50 million viewers.
Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950), writer; Gene Kelly (1912-96), actor/dancer; Vera Miles (1929- ), actress; Barbara Eden (1931- ), actress; Keith Moon (1946-78), musician; Shelley Long (1949- ), actress; Rick Springfield (1949- ), singer/musician; Kobe Bryant (1978- ), basketball player; Julian Casablancas (1978- ), singer/songwriter; Andrew Rannells (1978- ), actor; Natalie Coughlin (1982- ), Olympic swimmer; Jeremy Lin (1988- ), basketball player
In 1969, Taiwan won its first Little League World Series; the nation went on to win 10 titles in the next 13 years.
Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis issued a proclamation fifty years after Sacco and Vanzetti's execution that absolved them of any guilt in the crimes (murder, robbery) for which they were executed.
"It takes life to love Life." – Edgar Lee Masters
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