In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt created the U.S. Army Reserve. In 1968, students at Columbia University in New York began occupying campus buildings. In 1969, Sirhan Sirhan received the death penalty for assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy (his sentence was reduced to life imprisonment in 1972). In 1985, Coca-Cola introduced “New Coke,” a product that fizzled quickly with consumers.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), playwright; Max Planck (1858-1947), physicist; Vladimir Nabokov, novelist, (1899-1977); Shirley Temple Black (1928- ), actress/diplomat; Lee Majors (1939- ), actor; Sandra Dee (1942-2005), actress; Michael Moore (1954- ), filmmaker; George Lopez (1961- ), TV personality; Dev Patel (1990- ), actor.
In 1954, Hank Aaron hit the first major-league home run of his record-setting career.
Novelist Vladimir Nabokov was also known internationally as a lepidopterist (a scientist who studies moths and butterflies).
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt