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Old 29-12-2014, 09:10 PM   #207
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May grew up in an affluent, secular Jewish home in New Rochelle, New York.. He had a brother and two sisters.. One of the sisters, Evelyn May, is the grandmother of the well-known economist Steven D. Levitt, of “Freakonomics” fame.. Another sister, Margaret, married songwriter Johnny Marks in 1947..May graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1926..The Phi Beta Kappa Society was founded on December 5, 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and established the precedent for naming American college societies after the initial letters of a secret Greek motto..During the 1700's, when it looked as through the fraternity would fold, one of its members, Elisha Parmele, received a grant to establish chapters at Yale in 1780 (Yale Professor of History, Gaddis Smith, said: "Yale has influenced the Central Intelligence Agency more than any other university, giving the CIA the atmosphere of a class reunion."), and at Harvard in 1781. They later grew to have chapters on 270 campuses, and with more than 500,000 members...

Among their member have been: Tom Brokaw (NBC commentator), Glenn Close (actress), Francis Ford Coppola (noted film director), Henry Kissinger (U.S. Secretary of State, 1973 to 1977; Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1969-75), Kris Kristofferson (singer/actor), Dean Rusk (Presidential advisor), Howard K. Smith (ABC commentator), Caspar Weinberger (U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1981-87), John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Nelson Rockefeller, President George H. W. Bush, President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, President Franklin Roosevelt, President Woodrow Wilson, Gov. Jeb Bush (from Florida), Sen. Joseph Lieberman (from Connecticut), Byron White (Supreme Court Justice), and Elihu Root (Secretary of State, 1905-1909; served in the U.S. Senate, 1909-1915; was president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1910-1925)...

January 6 – Naturwissenschaften publishes evidence that nuclear fission has been achieved by Otto Hahn - Daily newspaper comic strip "Superman" debuts/February 6 - British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain states in the House of Commons that any German attack on France will be automatically considered an attack on Britain- In a response to Georges Bonnet's speech of January 26, German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, referring to Bonnet's alleged statement of December 6, 1938 accepting Eastern Europe as being in Germany's exclusive sphere of influence, protests that all French security commitments in that region are "now off limits"- Spanish government flees to France\March 16 -Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt marries Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran-Hungary invades Carpatho-Ukraine; final resistance ends on March 18- Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine- Germany occupies Czechoslovakia/April 16 - Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1 +18 – The Soviet Union proposes a "peace front" to resist aggression\May 6 – Carl Friedrich Goerdeler tells the British government that the German and Soviet governments are secretly beginning a rapprochement with the aim of dividing Eastern Europe between them.. Goerdeler also informs the British of German economic problems which he states threaten the survival of the Nazi regime, and advises that if a firm stand is made for Poland, then Hitler will be deterred from war – Dorothy Garrod is elected to the Disney Professorship of Archaeology in the University of Cambridge, the first woman to hold an Oxbridge chair - 65th Kentucky Derby: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:03.4.- 1st performance of Honegger/Claudel's "Jeanne d'Arc Ouch B-cher"/June 6 The first Little League Baseball game is played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania - NY Giants beat Reds 17-3, with 5 HRs in 4th inning - NY supreme court justice J F Crater legally declared dead\July 6 – The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed by the Nazis/August 6- 1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio+26 -The first televised Major League Baseball games were shown on experimental station W2XBS: a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field-Division of Grazing renamed United States Grazing Service-The Kriegsmarine orders all German-flagged merchant ships to head to German ports immediately in anticipation of the invasion of Poland\September 1 - Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill- Last day of 1st-class cricket in England for 6 years- Physical Review publishes 1st paper to deal with "black holes"+6 –South Africa declares war on Germany - 1st German air attack on Great Britain in WW II - The Battle of Barking Creek/September 16 – A ceasefire ends the undeclared Border War between the Soviet Union (and Mongolian allies) and Japan– The Duke of Windsor is appointed a major-general attached to the British Military Mission to France - 53rd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (6-0 8-10 6-4)- 59th US Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats S Welby van Horn (64 62 64)- NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennan\October 6 - Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain- Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem - Poland Battle of Kock ends the Polish Campaign. Polish resistance moves underground- Last Polish army is defeated +16 - Sugar rationing begins in Netherlands/November 6 - WGY-TV (Schenectady, NY), 1st coml TV station, begins service - WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, NY (CBS) 1st broadcast - World War II: 'Sonderaktion Krakau' - a Nazi operation against academics in Kraków, Poland +8 - WWII: In Munich, an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler is made by Georg Elser while Hitler is celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch - CBS television station W2XAB resumes test transmission with an all-electronic system broadcast from the top of the Chrysler Building in New York City +16 – Al Capone is released from Alcatraz, due to deteriorating health caused by syphilis - German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland\December 6 - 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB) - Cole Porter's musical "Du Barry was a Lady" premieres in NYC +16- Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes +18 - Finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi – Battle of the Heligoland Bight: RAF Bomber Command, on a daylight mission to attack Kriegsmarine ships in the Heligoland Bight, is repulsed by Luftwaffe fighter aircraft... you dance with the devil, you wait for the song to stop..Yes I know that's Gloria, what's that?..Yeah, little bit of pain never hurt anybody..If you know what I mean.. Make the moors never change and you and I never change..The moors and I will never change...

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