Jan 7, 2017
January 7. In 1887, Thomas Stevens made the first world-wide bike ride, riding 13,500 miles in three years. In 1924 at age 26, George Gershwin completed “Rhapsody in Blue.” In 1949, the first photograph of genes was shown at USC. In 1955, Marian Anderson became the first African-American to sing at the New York Metropolitan Opera. In 1963, Gary “US” Bonds sued Chubby Checker. In 1979, Vietnamese troops seized Phnom Penh, toppling the brutal regime of Pol Pot. In 1990, the Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed to the public due to too much leaning. Happy Birthday, Zora Neale Hurston, Butterfly McQueen, Vincent Gardenia, Katie Couric. It’s Victory from Genocide Day in Cambodia. Mission: Don’t fall down. Don’t allow genocide.