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TODAY - Mar 26, 2019

Thought of the Day

A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye.

Today's Birthday

William Westmoreland
William Westmoreland Army General, American(1914)

U.S. Army general.

Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez Composer, French(1925)

A French composer, conductor, and pianist (1925.

Diana Ross
Diana Ross Singer, American(1944)

An American singer and former member of the Tamla Motown all-girl group The Supremes.

Robert Frost
Robert Frost Poet, American(1974)

An American poet and triple Pulitzer Prize winner.

Sandra Day O'Connor
Sandra Day O'Connor Jurist, American(1930)

One of the most influential justices, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 to 2006

This day in History


German composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies in Vienna.


The first commercial motion picture film is manufactured by Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company.


Dr. Jonas Salk announces that he has successfully tested a vaccine against the crippling disease polio.


American poet Robert Frost publishes his first new collection of poems in 15 years, "In the Clearing."


Vladimir Putin is elected president of Russia, becoming the second democratically elected president since the end of Communist rule.

Sandra Day O'Connor (1930)

Sandra Day O'Connor

One of the most influential justices, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 to 2006 was born on March 26, 1930, in El Paso, Texas. On July 1, 2005, O'Connor announced her resignation from the Court, effective upon the confirmation of a successor. She resigned in January 2006 when Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., replaced her. She was the oldest of three children. From the age of 5 her parents sent her to live during the school year with her maternal grandmother in El Paso. There she attended Radford School, a private school for girls, and then Austin High School, from which she graduated at the age of 16. O'Connor majored in economics at Stanford University in California, obtaining a bachelor's degree magna cum laude in 1950. Continuing at Stanford Law School, she earned a bachelor of laws degree in 1952, graduating third in a 102-student class that included William H. Rehnquist, who later became chief justice of the Supreme Court. She was one of 5 women in her graduating class. Soon after earning her law degree she married John O'Connor, whom she had met while working on the Stanford Law Review. Despite her stellar academic record, O'Connor was offered only secretarial work at the law firms to which she applied. Instead, she turned to the public sector, working as a county deputy attorney in San Mateo, California, while her husband completed the requirements for his law degree. The O'Connors then moved to Frankfurt, Germany, where they both worked for the United States Army, Sandra as a civilian lawyer for the Quartermaster Corps. In 1957 they settled in Phoenix, Arizona.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal