Sundown was approaching on Friday the 13th of June 1902. An elderly woman was visiting a friend in Alexandria, Va. She stepped on a small streetcar and took a seat.
An elderly Russian man was quietly laid to rest outside Moscow last spring. No crowd mourned him. No news articles reported his passing.
This is the 80th anniversary of that cinematic masterpiece, Gone With the Wind. Everyone knows it’s the story of strong-willed, hard as nails Scarlett O’Hara.
Before there was Sesame Street…
I mentioned in last week’s column that much attention has been paid to this month’s 75th anniversary of World War II’s D-Day Invasion.