Monday, October 06, 2008

Relative

Out of curiosity, I checked on Wikipedia, and realized that, for today's 18 year olds

1) Manuel Noriega, the former leader of Panama, has always been in jail
2) Time Warner has always been a mega-communications company.
3) Prince William Sound has always been damaged by the Exxon Valdez oil spill
3) The African National Congress has always been a legal and active entity in South Africa
4) Nelson Mandela has always been free
5) The Hubble Space Telescope has always been in space
6) Germany has always been a single, united country
7) HDTV has always been around

And
January 20 - Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (b. 1907)
January 25 - Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)
April 3 - Sarah Vaughan, American jazz vocalist (b. 1924)
June 2 - Rex Harrison, English actor (b. 1908)
May 16 - Jim Henson, American puppeteer and filmmaker (b. 1936)
August 17 - Pearl Bailey, American singer and actress (b. 1918)
August 18 - B. F. Skinner, American psychologist (b. 1904)
September 4 - Irene Dunne, American actress (b. 1898)
October 14 - Leonard Bernstein, American composer and conductor (b. 1918)
December 2 - Aaron Copland, American composer (b. 1900)

have always been dead.

Here's the Beloit "Mind Set" list

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