Saturday, January 27, 2007

What else happened the year we graduated

So, it wasn't all about us, was it? Sylvia and I went into volunteer service that summer of 1957 (she to NM and me to CA), then we were off to Manchester College in September with Deb P. and Sharon R. Our little town in those days was an employment magnet in publishing, printing and distribution, and some of you took advantage of the job opportunities. Others began college at DeKalb, Knox, U. of I., Rockford and other great schools Did we even pay attention that there were other things going on? I definitely remember the Sputnik launch--it changed my life. Until I read this (at someone else's blog), I didn't know we were linked to both Dr. Seuss and Osama Bin Laden, did you?

Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US

First civil rights bill since Reconstruction to protect blacks' voting rights is approved by Congress

Hurricane "Audrey" destroys Cameron, Louisiana killing 390 people

National Guardsmen bar nine black students from entering previously all white Central High School in Little Rock

Russians launch Sputnik I, first earth orbiting satellite

The FBI arrests Jimmy Hoffa and charges him with bribery

Vanna White, Osama bin Laden, Sid Vicious, and Melanie Griffith are born

Milwaukee Brewers win World Series

Detroit Lions win NFL championship

Montreal Canadiens win Stanley Cup

On the Road by Jack Kerouac is published

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss is published


Anonymous said...

It was the Milw.Braves,they Brewers came much later.

Norma said...

You're right. It was the Braves from 1953-1965, accounding to Wikipedia. The Braves moved to Milwaukee from Boston, then to Atlanta. However, our classmate Nelson Potter Jr's father, Nelson Potter played for the Boston Braves so we should get this story straight.