STELLA! A Street Car Named Desire opened on this day, 1947, with Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway.
What Luck! In the U.S., the first conscript in World War II was the son of the first conscript in World War I.
Alden C. Flagg Jr., of Boston, held the first number drawn in the U.S. peacetime draft lottery of 1940.
His father, Alden C. Flagg, had drawn the first number in the draft of 1917.
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On this day, October 29, 1998, nearly 40 years after he became the first American to orbit the earth, Senator John Glenn launched into outer space again aboard the space shuttle Discovery. He was 77 years old, the oldest human ever to travel in space.
ON THIS DAY
1971: Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, FL.
1949: The People’s Republic of China is proclaimed under Mao Zedong.
1946: Tim O’Brien is born, later grows up to write “The Things They Carried.”
1908: Henry Ford introduces the Model T car, priced at $850.
1903: The first baseball World Series game in history is played; the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Boston Americans, 7-3.
ON THIS DAY:
1896 F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota
1957 The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets field before moving to become the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1968 60 Minutes premiered on CBS