Sep 30, 2015
Sixty years ago today, actor James Dean was killed in a car wreck in central California.
Here are some things you may not know about the actor and his death.
He was born on February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana. When he was in elementary school, his family moved to Santa Monica, California. His mother died when he was...
Sep 29, 2015
Today is the 80th birthday of musician Jerry Lee Lewis.
Here are some facts you may not have known about the man they call “The Killer.”
Jerry Lee Lewis was born in Ferriday, Louisiana to parents Elmo and Mamie Lewis. His cousins included future country singer Mickey Gilley and TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart.
Sep 28, 2015
On this date in 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the world's first antibiotic, penicillin.
Here are a few facts about Fleming and his discovery.
Fleming was born in 1881 in Scotland. After moving to London to attend the Royal Polytechnic Institution, Fleming enrolled at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in...
Sep 25, 2015
On this date in 1974, Dr. Frank Jobe replaced the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in the throwing arm of Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Tommy John.
Here are some things you may not have known about what has come to be known as Tommy John Surgery.
At the time he underwent surgery, Tommy John had won 124 games in 10 seasons with...
Sep 24, 2015
On this date in 1780, American general Benedict Arnold abandoned his post at West Point when it was discovered that he had made a deal with the British Army to surrender the fortification.
Here are a few things you may not have known about the man whose name has become a synonym in the United States for traitor.