Thursday, August 29, 2013
[1885 - The First motorcycle, made by Gottlieb Daimler, is patented]
[A later evolution]
[1809 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, poet, physician, author, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts]
[1912 - (Patrick) Barry Sullivan, actor, born in New York City]
[1915 - Ingrid Bergman, Academy Award & Emmy-winning actress, born in Stockholm, Sweden]
[1916 - George Montgomery (Letz), actor, artist, born in Brady, Montana]
[1920 - Charlie (Charles) "Bird" Parker, Jr., jazz musician, born in Kansas City, Kansas]
[1923 - Richard Samuel Attenborough, actor, born in
[1924 - Dinah Washington (Ruth Lee Jones), blues and gospel singer, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama]
[1949 - USSR detonates its first atomic bomb]
[1958 - Michael Joseph Jackson, singer, dancer, entertainer, born in Gary, Indiana]
[2005 - Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans, as predicted five days previously by the US Weather Service]
University of Chicago in the Fifties,
Cal-Berkeley in the Sixties,
Kent State for the ages, all
Earthquake epicenters of student dissent.
Can someone tell us where the spirit went?
Once, tectonic plates of youthful rebellion,
Ground together on plains of public opinion,
Met glacial movements of established order.
Casting up mountain ranges of aspiration,
Reaching for peaks of hope that never came.