1818 Lucy Stone was born.
1899 Alfred Hitchcock was born.
1969 The 3,000-mile welcome for Apollo 11 astronauts.
Whoever said that you can’t be in two places at once must have felt foolish on this day in 1969. Three Apollo 11 astronauts—Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins—flew to New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles on the same day to attend civic receptions in their honor. One thing Michael Collins said during the course of that day deserves to be said again now. He said: “We share with you the hope that we citizens of earth who can solve the problems of leaving the earth can also solve the problems of staying on it.”
Alfred Hitchcock was born on this date in 1899, in London, England. This master of the thriller once remarked: “In the entire history of sadism, the television commercial is the only instance where man has invented a torture and then provided the victims with an escape. What is interesting is that so few people avail themselves of the opportunity.”
When Lucy Stone married Mr. Henry Blackwell she became known as Mrs. Lucy Stone. born on this day, in 1818, in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, this women’s suffrage movement leader was particularly interested in enabling women to keep their maiden names. It was a long hard fight. And when she died in 1893, the battle still had not been won. Little did anyone know that nearly a century later, professional women everywhere would follow Mrs. Stone’s example.